The nutrition program in DeKalb County started in 1973. Seven nutrition centers provide socialization and hot meals to seniors daily. Information is obtained from the educational programs in the areas of nutrition, social services, health, financial, wellness, and legal. Recreational activities are enjoyed such as cards, bingo, bowling, exercise equipment, quilting, crafts, and others. Many centers sponsor overnight trips. Food, fellowship, and fun are the main elements of the centers.
Every participant is given an opportunity to make a donation for these low-cost meals.
This program is a means of keeping the home bound elderly independent enough to remain in their own homes. A limited number of meals are available for home delivery. Volunteers deliver well-balanced noontime meals, for those who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, and whose relatives or friends are unable to assist them. A home visit by the Nutrition Coordinator and the Center Manager is necessary to evaluate the situation.
For more information, please call (256) 845-8590.