Senior Nutrition

two people having breakfastPurpose of the Nutrition Program

  • Promote, maintain, and improve the health and well-being of older adults through the provision of a nutritionally balanced meal five days per week served in a congregate setting or delivered to the home.
  • Reduce the isolation experienced by many older adults through opportunities for social interaction by participation in the nutrition program.
  • Provide nutrition education and supportive service activities in order to enhance the older adult’s ability to remain independent.
  • Enable impaired older adults to remain at home as long as possible and facilitate the discharge of older adults from hospitals and care providing facilities.

Eligibility

Congregate Program

  • People 60+ and spouses regardless of age
  • Volunteers
  • People under age 60 with disabilities who reside with an eligible person
  • People under age 60 with disabilities who reside in housing facilities occupied primarily by older adults where a congregate site is located.

Home Delivered Program

  • People 60+ who are physically or mentally unable to obtain or prepare meals and no responsible person to perform service and unable to participate in the congregate nutrition program.
  • Spouses of eligible participant
  • People with disabilities under age 60 who reside with eligible participants
  • People with disabilities must show documented proof of disability.

Special Thanks!

Banfield Charitable Trust

Thanks to Banfield Charitable Trust, the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program will no longer have to worry about our homebound seniors sharing their home delivered meal with their pet. We recently received a check for $1,000.00 to purchase dog/cat food for our seniors who have pets. We appreciate Banfield’s dedication to eliminating senior hunger, not just among our elderly, but for their pets too! To learn more about Banfield Charitable Trust, visit www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org.

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