Toolkit: Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe!

October 25, 2016

Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe! Summary of webinar: This webinar discussed how homebound seniors can be particularly vulnerable in times of emergency, including natural disasters, weather events, and power outages. Also included in the discussion were best practices for helping seniors prepare for emergencies and for helping them… Read more »

Toolkit: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market

November 3, 2016

Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly and the need for home and community-based services (HCBS) is rising. Becoming familiar with new terminology, understanding the healthcare marketplace and developing partnerships in your network are essential to your program’s sustainability. These FREE webinars are part of a four-part series… Read more »

Toolkit: Safe Food for Seniors Begins at Home

November 3, 2016

Topic Guide: Safe Foods for Seniors Begins at Home Summary of webinar: This webinar showed how food safety is a key concern for homebound seniors, who are at increased risk for foodborne illness. Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, partnered with Meals on Wheels Association of America and five senior nutrition programs… Read more »

Toolkit: Million Hearts for Millions of Meals: Reducing Sodium in Home Delivered and Congregate Meals

November 3, 2016

Topic Guide: Million Hearts for Millions of Meals: Reducing Sodium in Home Delivered and Congregate Meals The webinar showed how sodium reduction, meeting national recommendations for sodium intake in home delivered and congregate meal settings, and successful implementation of sodium reduction strategies in the Meals on Wheels program can contribute to preventing a million heart… Read more »

Toolkit: POMP To Go Part 1

August 17, 2017

Resource Topic Guide The POMP website contains all the information and tools necessary to conduct performance-related surveys of Older Americans Act service recipients on the state and local level. These tools may also be useful to other social service and support programs. POMP Tutorial for the POMP Toolkit (WMV, 7 minutes) to familiarize you with… Read more »

Toolkit: Identifying the Actual Cost of a Meal – Parts 1 and 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused, entrepreneurial-minded and should demonstrate business acumen. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand why it is imperative to fully understand their actual costs and acceptable “profit margins” before participating in this changing business arena. The following resources support the… Read more »

Toolkit: Components of a Quality Nutrition Program – Part 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused and entrepreneurial-minded. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand the role senior nutrition services play within the broader parallel nutrition systems, and they must be prepared to modernize their strategy and operations, strengthening this role in the changing environment…. Read more »

Toolkit: Components of a Quality Nutrition Program – Part 1

August 17, 2017

Senior nutrition programs are designed to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization, and promote the health and wellbeing of older individuals, delaying adverse health conditions through access to nutrition and other services. Over 4,000 Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs are implemented in states and local communities throughout the U.S. Quality nutrition programs consider the… Read more »