This March the CSI Office on Aging joins the Administration for Community Living and senior diet service suppliers throughout this nation to have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the nation Senior Nutrition Program.
Since 1972, the Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) has supported diet providers for older adults. Funded by the Older Americans Act, native senior diet packages function hubs for older adults (60 and older) to entry nutritious meals and different very important providers.
Did that as much as half of adults age 65 and older are susceptible to malnutrition and greater than 10 million face starvation? Many older adults lack entry to the excessive -quality, nutritious meals they should stay wholesome and unbiased. Did you additionally know that research present seniors who attend Senior Centers have much less dementia, and have a tendency to reside longer, and undergo much less loneliness than those that don’t attend Senior Centers? Also, research present that for each $1 spent on senior diet saves $40 in Medicaid monies.
Here in our Magic Valley we’ve 16 Senior Centers and a couple of meal websites (situated in Kimberly, Albion, Hailey, Carey, Fairfield,, Filer, Burley, Shoshone, Richfield, Gooding, Hagerman, Jerome, Rupert, Oakley, Eden, Twin Falls, Wendell and Buhl) that present seniors with wholesome meals, diet data, socialization and well being data.
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We on the CSI Office on Aging wish to encourage every of you to assist your native Senior Centers and Meal Sites, particularly this month. They present a helpful service to our native seniors.
For 50 years, the SNP has helped create wholesome, robust communities the place all members can flourish no matter their age. Please assist us acknowledge this milestone anniversary by giving again to your native Senior Centers and Meal Sites.