Elderly Nutrition Program/Senior Community Cafe

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Elderly Nutrition Program serves nutritionally balanced congregate meals to individuals 60 years of age and older and an accompanying spouse. These meals are also available to people with disabilities living in housing facilities that are congregate meal sites, or a person with a disability under 60 years, who lives with an older adult. Congregate meal sites are also known as “Elderly Nutrition Providers”. Congregate meals are served once a day for five or more days per week at meal sites in Connecticut. These cafes 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 Department of Aging and Disability Services, https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Programs/Elderly-Nutrition-Program

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: State Department of Aging and Disability Services 
PREPARED BY: 211/jm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2022