Health, Nutrition, & Wellness
Health Promotion & Wellness
Public Health Educator "Dre" visits our Lunch Clubs Monthly for discussions on a variety of health topics. Have a health question? Let us know and Dre will include it in his monthly presentations. If you are wondering, so is someone else.
We know the damaging effects that isolation and loneliness can have on people. If you or another older adult you know is struggling in this area, there may be things our office can do to help!
- Friendly Callers - we can link people with a program that will can have someone call you weekly (or as often as you would like) to check in with you and see how things are going.
- Animatronic Pets - we have a small supply of robotic cats and dogs that are lifelike and interactive. Pets that respond to you that you don't have to feed or clean up after!
- Transportation to Lunch - don't feel trapped in your house. We can come get you and bring you to our Lunch Club 60 sites in Clyde or Palmyra. Call one of those centers to sign up and for current days.
- Outreach - if you see something, say something. If you are worried about an older adult in your life, let us know and we can reach out to them to see if we can help.
Home Delivered Meals (Meals On Wheels)
The Department of Aging and Youth provides nutritious, well-balanced meals to seniors who may be unable to prepare meals on their own or who are nutritionally at-risk. Meals are generally delivered five days per week, but weekend meals are also available. Meals are available for individuals who have modified diets. An in-home assessment is completed for all referrals. There is no cost for meals but voluntary contributions are appreciated. No one will be denied a meal for inability or unwillingness to contribute. For more information or to schedule an assessment, feel free to call our office at 315-946-5624.
Nutrition Counseling & Education
Our registered dietitian is available to meet with seniors and/or caregivers to answer nutrition-related questions and to provide advice on making healthy menu choices. Nutrition education programs are provided monthly at our senior service centers. The format of the programs may vary, but they all relate to the important role that healthy eating can play in overall well-being.
Lunch Club 60
Serving hot noontime meals to county seniors Monday through Friday at various locations throughout the county. Our registered dietitian plans nutritious meals meeting the 1/3 minimum daily requirements to maintain good health. A nutrition education program is presented monthly at all sites. Diet counseling available.
Programs and activities vary from site to site, including speakers, games, crafts, and parties. Reservations are necessary 24 hours in advance by calling the site of your choice. Suggested contribution of $3 for people age 60 and over. The cost is $7.50 for people under 60. Transportation is available to several sites.