Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For seniors, healthy eating can help increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed, and the effectiveness of chronic health problem management. This section provides articles and resources which demonstrate the link between proper food and nutrition.

Process Evaluation of Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program

November 9, 2015

The mission of the AoA, now a part of DHHS’s Administration for Community Living, is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. As part of its ongoing efforts to support program planning, improve program efficiency, and strengthen program effectiveness,… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

Traditional Foods in Native America

October 26, 2015

This report highlights traditional foods programs in six culturally and geographically diverse American Indian and Alaska Native communities. For decades, American Indian and Alaska Native communities have been reclaiming traditional foods and practices as an integral part of the Indigenous food sovereignty movement, which embraces identity and history, tribal sovereignty, traditional ways and cultural practices… Read more »

Native Healthy Foods for American Indian Communities Toolkit

October 26, 2015

The American Indian Cancer Foundation supported the development of a Healthy Native Foods toolkit designed for organizations who work with the American Indian community. This toolkit was developed by Stacy Hammer, Lower Sioux Tribal Member and Registered Dietitian. It offers strategies for healthier eating practices at the workplace and for organizations that host community events… Read more »

2015 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Positioning Your Program in the Healthcare Market WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS The Affordable Care Act provides exciting growth opportunities for senior nutrition programs to become part of the integrated healthcare solution for older adults and people with disabilities. The goal of this intensive workshop is to senior nutrition programs assess… Read more »

Maximizing the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction for Older Adults

September 24, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides Americans struggling to make ends meet with much-needed assistance to purchase food for their families. Unfortunately, only34% of eligible older adults participate in SNAP, the lowest rate among all demographic groups. Many seniors are missing out on deductions that can help establish eligibility and also increase the value… Read more »

OAA Title IIID & Evidence-Based Programs Webinar

October 1, 2015

Plan to join ACL for a webinar about the requirements and how to meet the evidence-based program requirements of the Older Americans Act Title IIID. The requirement to use Title IIID dollars for only the highest-level evidence based programs will go into effect nationally on October 1, 2016, though some states are implementing the change… Read more »

Toolkit: HCBS Providers Use Quality Improvement to Demonstrate Impact

November 3, 2016

In this webinar, listeners will gain and overview of quality improvement, how it can be used to improve your program and how it can be used as an effective tool for piloting with hospitals and payers. This training was led by Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO of Care at Hand and two representatives from leading HCBS providers,… Read more »

Toolkit: Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors

August 17, 2017

In this webinar, listeners will have the opportunity to learn from Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – why it’s different to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender identified individual. This interactive webinar explored the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older… Read more »

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 »

2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Pilot – Broward County, FL

September 14, 2015

The 2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Unit Pilot of Broward County, Florida (“Mobile Pilot”) was a partnership between Broward Meals On Wheels (BMOW), Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA), Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) and Florida Impact, working through the South Florida Hunger Coalition. The goal of this initiative was to provide nutritious meals at three… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

2014 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 19, 2015

Looking for 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Strengthening the Network through Home and Community-Based Service Pre Conference Intensive Workshop – sponsored by the National Resource Center for Nutrition and Aging August, 25, 2014 – Scottsdale, Arizona This intensive workshop was designed to guide participants through the steps needed to become part of an integrated care solution… Read more »

Building the Business Acumen of CBOs: A E-Learning Primer

September 15, 2015

In partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen were developed by the SCAN Foundation.