For everyone, nutrition is essential for a healthy life. For seniors, it’s especially important because it can help to prevent certain age-related diseases and illnesses. The national Senior Nutrition Program was created to provide seniors with nutritious meals and help them stay healthy.
An Overview of the Senior Nutrition Program
Seniors can have trouble accessing nutritious meals for a number of reasons. Lack of transportation, physical mobility, difficulty shopping and preparing meals, or limited funds can all make it difficult for seniors to get the nutrition they need.
Additionally, many seniors live alone, and the Senior Nutrition Program offers a great way to stave off feelings of isolation.
Social Security Matters, the official blog of the Social Security Administration, has recently put out a post detailing how the Senior Nutrition Program works. This program not only provides nutritious meals to seniors, but also promotes socialization and activity. It offers the opportunity for seniors to receive meals in their homes or at designated senior centers. Volunteers prepare and deliver meals that are designed to meet the nutritional needs of seniors.
Plus, the program provides educational activities for seniors on nutrition and healthy eating.
The Seniors Center
The Senior Nutrition Program is a great way for seniors to get the nutrition they need while also engaging in activities to stay socially and mentally active. The Seniors Center is here to help retirees learn about helpful resources as well as recent news on Social Security and other retirement benefits. Learn more about our mission today and follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you never miss a post..