As the name suggests, a congregate meal program provides nutritious meals to people in a group setting. Most congregate meal programs are for people 60 and above. Most programs are free of charge but give people the opportunity to make a small donation. Aug 27, 2019 · The congregate nutrition program is the largest program in the Older Americans Act (OAA). It provides group meals for older adults at senior centers, churches, and other facilities. More and more, emerging research suggests that participation in congregate meal programs can and do have significant health and wellness benefits for older adults.
AoA issues grants for Congregate Nutrition Services and Home-Delivered Nutrition Services programs to states using a formula (Section 304) defined in the OAA. The formula is largely based on each state’s share of the U.S. population aged 60 and older. An evaluation of congregate meal programs nationwide reported that sharing a meal with peers invokes a feeling of connectedness. With approximately 40 percent of older adults living alone in Nevada it is important to ensure that congregate meal programs are sustainable and accessible.Author: Jodi Tyson.
Congregate Housing Eligibility. To be eligible for the Congregate Housing an individual must be either: “Elderly” as defined by the housing agency (either age 60 and older or 62 and older, depending on the type of housing) Non-elderly and disabled (with a documented disability) The person must meet the financial eligibility guidelines for. Older adults who participate in either the group site (congregate) meal or home delivered meal programs are offered the opportunity to make voluntary contributions toward the cost of the program. Meals-on-Wheels Illinois Typically, federal and state funded meal programs allow for .