Explore the initiatives and programs being implemented by organizations around the country to modernize their services, address the diverse needs of changing populations, and implement entrepreneurial and sustainable funding streams.
If you have a practice or initiative you would like to share, please contact the National Resource Center and tell us about your project.

Montgomery County’s Senior Nutrition Program: The Secret is Out!

April 16, 2015

Montgomery County’s Senior Nutrition Program was referred to as the “best kept secret in the County” by a team of program reviewers. n 2006, the Senior Nutrition Program introduced the Senior Nutrition Hotline to the County. This is a designated County phone number for seniors to call in weekly with questions about diet, nutrition, and… Read more »

Community Living Project (CLP)

April 16, 2015

The Community Living Project is a United Way/Area Agency on Agency sponsored program designed specifically for people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The ultimate goal is to keep them out of the hospital and nursing home and at home where they want to be. The nutrition component is a crucial piece to this… Read more »

Making a Difference in the Aging Community: A Service-Learning Initiative

April 16, 2015

Utilizing dietetic students not only enhances their learning but benefits the home-bound elderly population with whom they interact. This allows students to become comfortable with the geriatric population and facilitates their consideration of professional work in this area. The Meals on Wheels, Inc. (MOWI) Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) initiative has proven to be… Read more »

Shelf Life Extension of Fresh Meals

April 16, 2015

Shelf life extension of fresh meals can be the one factor that solves so many challenges that are inhibiting us today, allowing us to meet the nutritional needs of all of our nation’s seniors. There is a food packaging technology now available in the United States that increases the shelf life of fresh foods by… Read more »

A Home Delivered Meal Programs Has Been Offering Choice Meals Since 2007

April 16, 2015

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (MOWI) has been offering a choice of lunch entrees for five years. Beginning March 2007 MOWI began to test market a- Choice Meal Program. Due to overwhelming positive response from the test market participants, the choice meal program went countywide on June 18, 2007 and is a permanent… Read more »

Healthy at Home in Tarrant County

April 16, 2015

The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County wishes to train and deploy Community Health Navigators to assist the most vulnerable persons in our community to avoid or decrease hospitalizations. These Community Health Navigators will assess where the these persons are with their self management of their disease process and work to help these persons… Read more »

Building Strong Seniors and Powerful Programs!

April 16, 2015

This video provides an overview of Mecosta County Senior Center’s project which builds on healthy living practices and reinforces the principles of linking together good nutrition and daily activities that promote positive motion.

Proceedings of Perspectives on Nutrition and Aging: A National Summit

June 21, 2016

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging convened a National Summit on August 23, 2012, at the Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the inclusion of Senior Nutrition Programs in the Older Americans Act, for the purpose of initiating a future-focused dialogue around the critical link… Read more »

Pet Food Program

April 17, 2015

Homebound seniors need the affection of their furry friends but are sometimes unable to feed them or get them shots, or even have them groomed. Pets have shown to make life changing differences in the lives of people. If we help keep the pet healthy, we are helping keep the client healthy.

Meeting the Needs of Our Diverse Clients: Why Culture Counts in Columbus, Ohio

April 17, 2015

Many older adults and the chronically ill are at increased nutritional and health risks due to low-income, uninsured/underinsured status, social isolation, multiple medications, food insecurity, and a variety of other factors. Our method of treating clients holistically ensures each client has their nutritional, health care, emotional and psychological needs met. Our Carrie’s Café Model was… Read more »

Embracing the Senior Palate: A Diversity Project

April 17, 2015

Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego implemented  “Embracing the Senior Palate” – a project that would address two issues at one time: the need to develop a methodology that would help us, as an organization, respond more quickly and effectively to the changing needs and tastes of a rapidly changing client demographic, as well as respond to… Read more »