Bastyr Offers Natural Health Education at Era Living

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bastyr University and Era Living are collaborating to enhance the health and well-being of older adults with a year of free workshop offerings at Era Living communities located throughout the Seattle metro-area.

Topics range from nutrition and supplementation to movement and alternative therapies to combat inflammation, stress, pain, moodiness, weigh issues and more, with the desired result of a more educated older population.

“Part of the goal of naturopathic medicine is to prevent problems from happening before they start,” says Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “Studies have shown that taking a proactive approach to one’s own health can lead to not only a longer life but one filled with better quality as well.”

The collaboration make sense for both Era Living and Bastyr, since seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the American population, yet often know the least when it comes to natural medicine and its benefits. Since the partnership began last year, the presentations have been welcomed by seniors throughout the Seattle area.

“Lectures by Bastyr health experts at our communities have received some of the highest attendance in our lifelong learning program,” says Era Living Programs Development Manager Tina Hall. “Era Living residents, their families, friends and neighbors all want to learn more about natural ways to be and stay healthy.”

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