Nutrition Program for Older Adults—We Need Your Input!

Central Area Senior Center chef, Anthony Herts, receives a box of fresh produce from Kia Armstrong of Nash's Organic Produce. Photo courtesy of Northwest Agriculture Business Center.

For over 30 years, the Senior Nutrition Program has helped older King County residents improve their diet, health, and well-being by providing home-delivered and congregate meals.

Congregate meals—served in a community setting—provide older adults with the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious meal in a positive and pleasant environment. In addition to the meal, congregate meal programs may offer nutrition education, fitness classes and other activities.

The Home Delivered Meals Program provides frozen or hot meals to homebound King County residents who are unable to prepare their own meals.

In preparation for an upcoming public investment process, Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is exploring ideas to improve meal programs. As part of this process, we are seeking feedback from nutrition program participants, other older adults, and caregivers. We want to hear what you like about the program and your thoughts about changes you would like to see. If you don't participate in the program, we are interested in knowing why and what might encourage you to take advantage of its benefit.

Please take a moment to share your ideas on how we can better meet your needs and those of other older adults in King County:

If you are someone who works with older adults or with food-related programs in King County, we encourage you to provide feedback via our Community Provider Survey

Both surveys will be open through October 22, 2012.

—Maria Langlais, Aging and Disability Services

 

Delivering food to one of Catholic Community Service's congregate meal sites. Photo courtesy of Northwest Agriculture Business Center. The Korean Senior Club volunteer kitchen crew prepares a meal.