Food for Thought program to host health network coordinator

Katherine Mills, the program coordinator for Healthy Living for ME, is scheduled to be the next Senior College Food for Thought speaker set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, via Zoom.

She will explain how this agency provides programs to help adults manage chronic health conditions, preventing falls, and fostering well-being, according to a news release from the Senior College Board at the USM Lewiston-Auburn College.

For those who are coping with high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, diabetes or other chronic conditions, Healthy Living for ME provides support to live life as fully and independently as possible.

Mills grew up in an aging rural community with health disparities, so she has always been motivated to help others improve their quality of life and provide underserved areas with access to health services. Her love for community involvement stems from experience opening and managing a local business at the age of 16.

She has a bachelor’s degree in public health with a focus on community health. That training led to a professional career working with the nonprofit Girls Inc.

Mills has also worked in pediatric outpatient care, all of which has helped her uncover a passion for working with vulnerable populations.

To receive a link for the free talk, email [email protected].