Throughout the month of March, LifeStream will be recognizing Nutrition Awareness Month at our congregate meal sites, which is an important reminder that good nutrition is essential for healthy aging and optimal health. Eating a balanced diet can help maintain strength, vitality, and overall well-being. Other benefits of senior nutrition programs include reduced risk of falling and sustaining injuries at home, as well as better overall health outcomes for seniors.
LifeStream is excited to continue to work toward providing nutritious meals as well as nutrition education to older adults in our service area. The recent addition of a meal site at Yorktown Methodist Church is just the latest in our goal to ensure seniors in our communities are healthy and nourished. “It’s been a huge success and everyone has been pleasantly surprised at how good the meals are. They have some planned activities and are eager to attend and share the news of the site with others.” stated Nutrition Administrator Dana Pierce about the new site.
Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, LifeStream provided over 267,000 meals to seniors living in Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties. Within this 12 county service area, LifeStream hosts 22 congregate and curbside meal sites. The sites provide nutritious meals to older adults who are 60 years of age and over and their spouse. Meals are provided on a donation basis and those under the age of 60 can enjoy meals for a small fee.
Those who are interested in participating in LifeStream’s nutrition programs should call 800-589-1121 or visit lifestreaminc.org/nutrition to discover the best option for you.