Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fulton County to Kickoff Program to End Senior Hunger and Improve Health Outcomes

Fulton County Aging & Youth and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) will kick off “What A Waste: Reducing Hunger and Improving Health among Fulton County Seniors” to enhance the health and wellbeing of vulnerable seniors in Fulton County on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., located at the Sandy Springs Neighborhood Senior Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA.

The program  is designed to directly improve the health and well-being of vulnerable seniors living in Fulton County by assisting select senior centers and others, similar senior meal providers in improving the nutrition services that they currently furnish to seniors who are now receiving meals and in expanding their services to reach other vulnerable older persons who are in need but excluded from services due to budgetary and other resource constraints.

The funding for “What a Waste” is being provided through the Community Services Program (CSP).   Through “What A Waste”, NFESH will work with the Sandy Springs Neighborhood Senior Center and the Roswell Neighborhood Senior Center to evaluate the program and make recommendations for operational and policy changes.

Based on the organization's track record with other jurisdictions, their recommendations have assisted senior meal programs in: lowering their food costs; improving their menus; and refining the nutrient content of meals to ensure that seniors have regular access to the much-needed nutritious foods.

For more information, contact Darrell Jackson, Deputy Director, Aging and Youth Services Department at 404-613-7944.

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