Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Free meal program for seniors: know someone who could use a meal? Let them know

Here's an interesting reader tip: the city has a few different meal programs for seniors that many people don't know about.

The City Paper has the article about it: one program is called the congregate meal program, where seniors can come and get a healthy meal with other seniors. That way they can get out of the house, meet and socialize with others, and also get some good food. The program is free and available to anyone over 60, and there are numerous sites in our area: here's the full list. It includes spots on Georgia Avenue, 14th and 15th Street in Ward 1, plus others around the city. Feel free to share it with seniors you know or organizations who help seniors.

The city also has a meal delivery program, and there are other options like Food and Friends, which delivers meals to people with life challenging illnesses. There's also options like SNAP and other programs that provide supplemental food or vouchers. The article has more details.

It also talks about the difficulty of the city and community groups connecting with seniors, many of whom may not have internet or be living alone. If you have a neighbor or friend who is a senior, please let me them know.

It's a pretty interesting article, here it is again.

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