Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Shelly Sindt at [email protected]

Elderbridge Agency on Aging wants to bring awareness to the congregate and home-delivered meal programs and how your community can help sustain this valuable meal service.
The meal programs provide a hot, delicious, and nutritious meal and offer fellowship and social interaction at the same time. Homebound people appreciate the home-delivered meal option, allowing them to get a healthy meal at home and interact with whoever is delivering it. These programs and the senior centers that help provide the service are crucial partners in meeting the Elderbridge mission of supporting older adults to pursue independent and healthy lives. Elderbridge funding is not intended to fully fund senior center activities.

Elderbridge has experienced an increase in the need for nutrition services, like the congregate and home-delivered meal program, in all 29 counties that we serve. However, the state and federal funding for meal programs has not increased to meet the growing demand for older Iowans’ nutritional needs. We are asking communities to reach out to their local senior centers and support them financially during this tough economic time. Donations and support from other funding sources besides Elderbridge are going to be necessary to sustain and grow these important sites where Elderbridge meals and opportunities for social interactions are provided.

Elderbridge supports meal programs in all 29 counties. Counties include Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Mitchell, Worth, Winnebago, Hancock, Franklin, Wright, Kossuth, Humboldt, Webster, Hamilton, Greene, Guthrie, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Calhoun, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Sac, Carroll, Audubon, Crawford, Osceola, O’Brien, Lyon, and Sioux.

For more information, contact Shelly Sindt at [email protected] or call 800-243-0678.

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