Fred*, a senior citizen in Alameda County, is concerned about his health. That’s why he chose to join the Staying Healthy for Seniors program, a partnership between the Alameda County Social Services Agency and UC Cooperative Extension. Through the program, UCCE advisor Mary Blackburn provides nutrition education at six low-income senior housing facilities throughout the county. Farmers markets provide fresh produce at each class site. “Staying Healthy for Seniors has motivated me to eat healthy, use small plates, drink more water, eat more vegetables and fruits, use portion control, and exercise,” says Fred.