Nutrition Services for Older Adults and Caregivers
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|Group Dining (also called Congregate Nutrition or Senior Center Meals)|
Offered in more than 250 locations across Maryland. Meal sites offer an opportunity to meet new friends and engage in other social or health-related programs including nutrition education, physical activity, and health screening.
Maryland residents who are at least 60 or older, and their spouse of any age.
- There are no income or asset restrictions
- Participants are requested to donate toward the cost of their meal; no one is denied service due to their inability to pay
- Services target older individuals with the greatest social and economic need and those at risk of institutional placement
Meals may be offered to persons with disabilities regardless of age when:
- The individual with disabilities resides in a housing facility occupied primarily by older persons at which congregate meals are available
- The individual with disabilities resides at home with and accompanies an eligible older person to a congregate meal site
- Or the individual with disabilities resides at home with a homebound, eligible, older person.
|My Groceries To Go! (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)|
A Maryland Department of Aging program in partnership with USDA and local agencies that provides vital nutrition and education to low-income seniors.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Information and guidance to help maintain a nutritious diet and overall health
- Resources to support older adults in maintaining healthy nutrition