“The Massachusetts’s Elderly Nutrition Program is funded by the Older American’s Act and state funding from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Over 9 million meals are provided to approximately 75,000 seniors in order to improve nutrition, reduce hunger, and promote socialization. Over 7,000 volunteers contribute approximately 50,000 hours yearly.” Last year, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands served 317,690 meals to 2,976 seniors residing in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties.
In celebration of May being Older American’s Month Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands will be conducting 4 (four) awareness clinics across Barnstable County between May 13th and 20th. Activities will include individual malnutrition risk screening, educational presentations, free snack giveaways and questions answered by Elder Services’ dietitian or nurse. Clinics will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday May 14th at Mashpee Senior Center from 10am to 1pm
Wednesday May 16th at the Yarmouth Senior Center from 10am to 1pm
Friday May 17th at the Barnstable Senior Center from 1:30 to 3:30pm
Monday May20th at the Dennis Senior Center from 12:30pm to 2:30pm