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Welcome to the RSS Wellness Corner 

Wellness is more than health and disease prevention. It is about creating a lifestyle that is deliberately focused on physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here, you will find information about healthy eating, chronic disease prevention and maintenance, health tips, and more. Our goal is to offer you tools to help you live your best life.

What is the RSS Cooking Club?

The RSS Cooking Club is for anyone who loves to eat but wants to learn more about cooking. It doesn't matter what your comfort level is in the kitchen. Whether you are interested in learning more about cooking for yourself or just enjoy seeing how it's done, this club is for you. 

When you join the RSS Cooking Club, you will get:

  • Live cooking demonstrations with a professional nutritionist or dietitian
  • Exclusive access to videos and other recipe and cooking information.
  • Get new, simple healthy recipes or "healthified" takes on old favorites
  • Learn new cooking techniques and refresh your old skills
  • Focus on new tools (like air fryers) and how they can be used to make your food healthy
  • Share recipes and cooking tips with other club members
  •  Recreate dishes for single servings
  • Help create an RSS Healthy Recipe Book
  • Special events with other RSS instructor.

Classes will be online and in person at RSS. Participants attending in person will be able to sample the food after the demonstration. Click here to register for the RSS Cooking Club.

Click on the button below to get all the latest recipes and videos from the Cooking Club events!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month 

Many people enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or the occasional drink out with friends but, as we age, alcohol will start to affect us differently. Many people will be on medications that can make drinking alcohol harmful and make existing health issues worse. Often, drinking in older people can be overlooked because the symptoms are similar to other problems that affect older adults such as Alzheimer's or balance issues. 

How does drinking damage the body?

  • Lead to some kinds of cancer, liver damage, immune system disorders, and brain damage
  • Worsen some health conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, ulcers, memory loss, and mood disorders
  • Make some medical conditions hard for doctors to accurately diagnose and treat. For example, alcohol causes changes in the heart and blood vessels. These changes can dull pain that might be a warning sign of a heart attack.
  • Cause some older people to be forgetful and confused — symptoms that could be mistaken for signs of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Click here to find out more about alcohol and older adults from the National Institute of Health. Click here if you, or someone you know, has a drinking problem and needs help.

Feeling stressed? Don't worry. We all feel stress or anxiety at different times. There are things that you can do to help manage stress and anxiety. Below are videos that will help you to understand the mind/body connection of stress, and tools to help you feel calmer and more in control. 

Stress and Anxiety Management videos

Cooking and Health Information

 Click on the pictures below to get healthy recipes, cooking videos by the RSS Nutrition Educator or Dietician, and Health information to print and share. 

Want to know what are the best quality vitamins and supplements to take? Go to for independently researched information.  

If you are looking to eat more plant-based meals and want to get recipes, information and more go to the Plant-Based Kickstart Program

Health and Wellness Articles

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Personal health literacy is your ability to find, understand, and use health information to make the best possible decisions for yourself

May is Older Americans Month. Let's celebrate the wide range of aging experiences and promote independence and fulfillment as we age.

Stress is a part of normal day-to-day living. It's usually a result of changes that occur in life. Some of them can be major events like a divorce or loss. Some of them can be relatively minor such as a change in schedule or getting caught in traffic. And, while each of us has a different reaction to stress in general, there are certain things we can each do to help cope. It may even force you to rethink handling stressful situations in new ways. 

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