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Senior Nutrition Services

Congregate Nutrition Services
 

 

Kitsap ALTC contracts to provide hot, pre-plated meals of at least 1/3 Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) nutritional value at nine regular meal sites and two Senior Outreach Support Center sites in Kitsap County.

The program
bulletconsists of congregate and home-delivered nutrition services.
bullethelps increase the nutrient intake of older individuals who might not eat adequately.
bulletassists them to remain healthy and independent in their communities.
bulletserves meals to groups of seniors in a variety of settings across our county.
bulletallows participants to form new friendships and to interact in a social environment.
 In addition, meals are made available for daily delivery to clients' homes in the greater Bremerton area Monday through Friday and frozen meals in bulk quantities, county-wide, to persons assessed as homebound and unable to provide for their own nutritional needs. Services are available to all Kitsap County residents age 60 years and older.
 Meals on Wheels Kitsap (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe also hosts a congregate meal site Monday through Friday.

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The SFMNP provides low-income seniors 60 years of age and older with vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers' markets from July through October.
The program provides nutrition educational materials including
bulletrecipes
bulletnutrient values
bulletfood preparation information
bulletfood storage information.
In Kitsap County there are farmers' markets and roadside stands participating in the program.
Homebound seniors may receive home-delivered produce baskets of similar content through the Home-Delivered Meals program(see below). 

For more information, please call (360) 377-8511 or toll free (888) 877-8511

Home-Delivered Meals
 
Kitsap ALTC contracts with Meals on Wheels Kitsap for Senior Nutrition Services to provide home-delivered meal services in our county.
Home-delivered meals are provided to vulnerable older persons who are home-bound by reason of illness, incapacitating disability, or who are otherwise isolated.

This program intends to

  • Maintain or improve health status
  • Support Independence
  • Prevent Institutionalization
  • Allow earlier discharge from hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities

Each meal served contains at least one-third of the current Recommendations Dietary Allowance (RDA) as established by the food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science National Research Council. For more information please call (360) 377- 8511 or toll free (888) 877-8511. http://www.mealsonwheelskitsap.org/

For more information on Congregate Mealsites, please view Community Based Services.