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NUTRITION PROGRAM

The Lake Country Area Agency on Aging Nutrition Program was established in August 1974, with Older American's Act funds to serve elderly individuals in the counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick and Halifax.

The Nutrition Program was developed to provide nutritious meals that meet 1/3 of the daily recommended Dietary Allowances as specified by Federal Regulations. Meals are provided on a regular basis to those individuals age 60 and older who are in the greatest economic, physical and social need. In order to serve those in the greatest need, an eligibility survey was established that allows the agency staff to determine the client's need by a point system.

The participants economic concerns are taken into consideration, but those individuals who are physically unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves, as well as those who are emotionally in need of sharing and fellowship, may also be assessed as eligible. By addressing the physical, emotional, and economic needs, we are able to enhance the opportunity of all older Americans for a life of independent living.

LCAAA offers different services within the Nutrition Program:
HOME DELIVERED MEALS

Home-Delivered meals are made available, again based on greatest need as earlier described, for those elderly persons, who are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves.Hot Meals for Home Delivery The Home-Delivered meals are provided to the elderly in each of the three counties.

Hot meals are provided to Home-Delivered participants weekly through the use of heat retention containers.

Breakfast shelf staple meals are delivered on a bi-monthly basis by a dedicated team of transportation staff who are assisted by volunteers from each of the congregate meal sites. The transportation staff is essential to the continued effectiveness of the Home-Delivered Meals Program.

Homebound participants also receive frozen meals to help support their nutritional needs.

CONGREGATE MEALS

Those meals served in group settings are known as Congregate Meals. They provide our elderly the very necessary social involvement with their peers. Congregate meals give the individuals an opportunity to be involved in many organized activities, such as; crafts, health screening, health and public education, exercise, travel and tour information, money management and Medicare/Medicaid information. Most importantly, our older American friends have an opportunity to share their lives and activities with others who can relate to and understand their situations, thoughts and feelings. The congregate settings allow our elderly friends to enjoy a sense of belonging and acceptance all of us need to live an independent and productive life.

We are very fortunate to have the many ideas, suggestions, and years of expertise that they offer, allowing the nutrition program, as well as the many other programs the agency offers, to grow and develop more each year.

CONGREGATE MEAL SITE LOCATIONS

  • Mecklenburg Senior Citizens Center - South Hill, VA
  • Clarksville Presbyterian Church - Clarksville, VA
  • RC Yancey Masonic Lodge - Chase City, VA
  • Brunswick County Adult Center - Lawrenceville, VA
  • Ebenezer CME Church - South Boston, VA
YOU CAN HELP!

Funding for our Nutrition program is limited. You can help keep this program up and running by registering your Food Lion MVP card with LCAAA as a designated recipient. Food Lion will then donate a percentage of all purchases to LCAAA. It's easy to do! Just click on this link and follow the instructions to register your card.
Food Lion Community Support Program Registration

For more information contact:

Nutrition Program Coordinator: Tara Ezell
E-Mail: tezell@lcaaa.org
OR

Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
1105 West Danville St.
South Hill, Virginia 23970

Phone (434) 447-7661 - Fax (434) 447-4074
Toll Free 1-800-252-4464 (Within VA.)
E-Mail: lakecaaa@lcaaa.org
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