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2023 Spring

Classes are free for members

Plant Based Diets
to Support Healthy Aging

Instructor: Eileen Fingerman

Tuesdays • 4 classes • 3/21-4/11 • 3:00-5:30 PM

Class size 2-8 students
-1 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 291
• The first class will be held at UMA in room 291 at Jewett Hall.
• The remaining 3 classes will be at the instructor’s home in Sidney.
• Eileen’s house has one large step to enter the foyer and a smaller step into the house.
• There will be a small fee to cover the cost of food not to exceed $5/per class.


In this 4-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.

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.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Masks are required in classrooms, unless waived by the instructor. We recommend carrying a mask at all times while on the campus to use as needed.