2023 Fall

Classes are free  with your  UMASC Membership


Plant Based Diets
to Support Healthy Aging

Instructor: Eileen Fingerman

Mondays • 5 classes • 10/16-11/13 • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Class size 2-8 students
0 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 291
• First class is held in Jewett Hall at UMA. 
• 4 remaining classes are at the instructor’s home in Sidney.


In this 5-part course we will study nutrition, cook yummy food and share a meal. Participants will learn what foods promote optimal health and which foods produce inflammation and create disease. Diets that include significant amounts of processed foods and animal products are a leading cause of modern diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. A whole food, plant-based diet has an impact on multiple diseases, whether for prevention, treatment or even reversal of disease. It also has a powerful therapeutic effect: a symphony of nutrients working on a multitude of bodily mechanisms that contribute to good health.

• Class info will be sent via email, so participants will need email access.
• There will be a small fee to cover the cost of food not to exceed $10/per class.
• For mobility concerns, the instructor’s house has a large step into foyer and a small step into house.

Dr. Eileen Fingerman is a family physician and geriatrician who has been caring for patients in central Maine for over 30 years. In addition to her passion for helping older adults age in place, she is well known for her expertise in whole food plant based diets and in using lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat many chronic illnesses. She is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine and has a particular interest in herbal medicine, and the role of diet in health and disease. She lives in Sidney on a 40-acre organic farm with husband Tom where they grow much of their food.