About the Program
In 1965, Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in response to concerns by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. This legislation authorizes a wide array of service programs through a national network of 56 State agencies on aging, 629 area agencies on aging, nearly 20,000 service providers, 244 Tribal organizations, and 2 Native Hawaiian organizations representing 400 Tribes.
The Aging/Senior Nutrition Program is dedicated to building a community that supports older residents and allows them to age in place with dignity, security, and enhanced quality of life. The services provided in this program include congregate meals, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and information & referral assistance.
The Aging/Senior Nutrition Program provides congregate meals daily at each of Senior Centers. A congregate meal is a hot nutritionally balanced 1/3 RDA meal that is served in a senior center. The setting allows for seniors to meet and socialize with others and participate in scheduled activities prior to the meal. This improves their physical and mental health. Service is provided to seniors 60 years and older. There is no cost for seniors over 60, however a suggested donation of $2.00 per meal is greatly appreciated. Anyone under the age of 60 is required to pay $7.00 for the lunch. Meals are served right at noon, Monday-Friday.
The Aging/Senior Nutrition Program also provides home delivered meals. A hot, nutritious 1/3 RDA meal for lunch is provided to senior citizens 60 years and older who are assessed to be home-bound. A home visit must be conducted to determine eligibility. Home delivered meals also provide an opportunity for a home-bound individual to have face-to-face contact with a caring individual, such as the delivery driver who can also provide a valuable assessment of the individual’s health and well being. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There is no cost for seniors over 60, although a suggested donation of $4.00 per meal is greatly appreciated.
The Pet Assistance Program provides assistance with food to struggling pet owners, helps prevent pet surrender to shelters and helps keep vulnerable pet families together.
The counties serviced by the Aging/Senior Nutrition Program are: Atascosa, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, McMullen, and Wilson. To find a Senior Center near you, click here.
The Aging Senior Nutrition Program is funded (in whole or in part) by the the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of Agriculture, Alamo Area Council of Governments and Health Maintenance Organizations. Local funds are also provided through local community organizations, such as Guadalupe United Way, and through donations.
The Pet Assistance program is funded (in whole or in part) by Meals on Wheels of America.
Contact Aging Senior Nutrition Program
Address: 1410 E. Court St, Seguin, Texas 78155