About 20 percent of people in the U.S. have an allergy. So don’t let your allergies sideline you this summer! Remember to stay away from allergens that cause your immune system to flare up. Keeping your home clean and dry so it is free of pollen, mold, pet dander and dust mites will help to avoid flare-ups as well.

Some foods high in omega-3 fatty acids contain natural anti-histamines to fight against allergens–like salmon, albacore tuna, herring, mackerel, walnuts, flaxseed oil and canola oil. These foods not only reduce inflammation in your body, but they also keep you healthier. Staying hydrated is also very important. Drinking green tea is especially helpful. Allergy sufferers need extra water to dilute allergens and flush them out.

 

Highlights for June

 

Community Produce Distribution

Free, 6/5, 6/19 (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
11am-12pm
Hercules Senior Center

111 Civic Drive, Hercules
(510) 799-8219

DeFremery Recreation Center

Exercise classes including: Pilates, Zumba & Line Dancing
Mondays (Pilates), Wednesdays (Zumba) & Fridays (Line Dancing)
5:30 pm, $10/month for 12 classes.

1651 Adeline St, Oakland

(510) 238-7739

Lake Fest

The Lake Fest will showcase the people and elements of Oakland. Music, food, art, and play will be on display, highlighting talent from old school innovators to young entrepreneurs and trend setters.
6/23, Free, 11am-7pm

568 Bellevue Ave., Oakland

Lake Merritt Boating Center

Out Standing Seniors

Drop-in peer support group for LGBTQ seniors
Free, 6/5, 6/19 (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
11:30am-2pm
Hayward Area Senior Center

22325 North 3rd Street, Hayward
(510) 881-6766

 

We’d like to hear from you so send your event information to edavis@cei.elders.org.

 

More events listed June’s East Bay Independent


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