Elderly Nutrition Program/Senior Community Cafe

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The Elderly Nutrition Program serves nutritionally balanced congregate meals to individuals 60 years of age and older and an accompanying spouse of a participant regardless of age. These meals are also available to disabled people with disabilities living in housing facilities that are congregate meal sites.  Congregate meal sites are also known as Senior Community Cafes. Congregate meals are served once a day for five or more days per week at approximately 200 meal sites in Connecticut. These meal sites are located in senior centers, elderly housing facilities, schools, churches and other community settings.  Some agencies also deliver meals to homebound or isolated older adults.

The Elderly Nutrition Program is supported by the Nutrition Program for the Elderly which is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration on Aging, and receives commodity foods and financial support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. The Elderly Nutrition Program is also supported by state and local funding and client contributions.

ADMINISTRATION

Connecticut ‘s State Department on Aging, http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/site/default.asp

COST

No fee, a nominal fee, or a donation

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Older adults ages 60+, their spouses of any age and persons with disabilities who live in homes for the elderly

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE: Search by service names: Congregate Meals or search by program name: Senior Community Cafe

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services, Elderly Services Division website
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017