Nutrition Programs

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Seniors at REAL Services’ Walkerton Nutrition Site.

This program is designed to provide low cost nutritious meals, with recreational activities and informational programs in centers located in Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, LaPorte, and St. Joseph Counties. The program promotes better health among older adults through improved nutrition and the pleasure derived from group participation.

When you visit a nutrition site you will be asked to complete a nutrition site entry form. If you would like to complete the form prior to going to the site click here.

For more information contact George Hawthorne at ghawthorne@realservices.org

Background:

The nutrition program of REAL Services was started in 1973 to provide low cost nutritious meals five days a week along with recreational activities and informational programs.

Operations:

Real Services has 37 nutrition sites in Elkhart, Marshall, LaPorte, Kosciusko and St Joseph counties.

Eligibility:

Any person 60 years of age or older, or any person whose spouse is 60 or older, is eligible for the program.

Financial:

The nutrition program is funded by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, through the Older Americans Act and the United States Department of Agriculture. Contributions from participants are also important. Although there is no charge for the meal, a suggested voluntary contribution of $4.25 is gratefully accepted.

Purpose and Objective:

To assist in establishing a community in which those we serve can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives.

Additional Information: Call REAL Services Nutrition Department at (574) 233 – 8205 or 1 (800) 552 – 2916, ext. 7146 (Indiana only). Call one day in advance to reserve a meal.

Visit the National Association of Nutrition
and Aging Services Programs Website at www.nanasp.org