Active for Life
Lydia is encouraging healthy lifestyles in the Upper Valley elder population by creating programs to emphasize active minds and bodies. She is continuing an exercise program focused on balance and basic strength training that was started by former fellow Ilda Bajraktari. In addition, she will teach monthly cooking lessons structured around common dietary challenges, and maintain the Upper Valley Memory Café, a social group for people with dementia and their families. All three programs aim to improve the physical, social, and mental health of the aging population in the greater Dartmouth area.