The Elderly Nutrition Program

One of the programs under the umbrella of the Community Action Agency is the Elderly Nutrition Program. This program has been in existence for well over 20 years. It provides a warm to hot, nutritious noon meal to the elderly residents of our community. The Elderly Nutrition Program authorized under the Commissioner’s Court is intended to improve the dietary intake of participants and to offer participants opportunities to form new friendships.

 

 Our Service and Commitment

1. Congregate meals that are offered to seniors in groups or otherwise known as “concillios” The program provides a warm to hot nutritious noon meal to the elderly residents of our community.

2. All seniors 55 years of age and over, are eligible to participate in the Elderly Nutrition Program. Although the program does not set particular income limits to participate, outreach efforts are focused on low-income seniors in particular.

3. In addition to providing nutrition and nutrition-related services, the Elderly Nutrition Program provides an important link to other needed supportive community based services such as transportation, arts & crafts, board games and fitness programs to name a few activities.

 

Neighborhood Nutrition Sites

Buenos Aires 2600 Cedar (956) 722-1125
Ladrillera 2301 Bruni St.  (956) 722-1275
Larga Vista  5401 Cisneros (956) 724-4058
Lilia Perez   4420 Santa Maria (956) 724-7050
Fred & Anita Bruni 452 W. Ranch Penitas (956) 417-3330
Santa Teresita  Farm Rd 15014 Hwy 59 (956) 418-6563
     

 

Participants per age groups

 

Community Activities

1. H.O.P.E. – Healthy Options Program for the Elderly is a collaboration with South Texas Food Bank. It sends a grocery bag packed full of food items.

2. Seasonal Dances – Music varies between DJ and live bands.

3. Craft corner – Group and individual projects are encouraged. All tools and some materials are provided and clients participate in various craft shows.

4. Fun & Games – Loteria, Bingo, Dominoes, etc… Try your luck at the weekly games.

 

Potential New Funding Sources

1. United Way

2. City of Laredo 3rd Party Funding

3. Foundations

4. US Administration on Aging – Compendium Active Grants

 

Pilot Programs

Participants will be able to choose from a wide range of challenging programs in art, music, practical information, computers and the internet, travel and more. Renew a past interest or explore a new talent while you meet people who share your interests.

Computer Basics – a computer class to learn computer operation, email, internet and more.

Sittercize – this workout is designed for individuals who need a less strenous exercise class.

Beauty Salon –
have a salon donate their services once every 6 months or annually.

Driver Safety Course – a two-day course offered to help motorists on the road.

Benefits Counseling Services for Seniors – a qualified person helps to answer your questions on insurance.

Grief & Loss Support – Caring people able to offer free and confidential individual grief and loss support and comfort.

Dancing! – these classes are for both beginners and experienced dancers. An instructor will teach the popular dances of today.

Travel Club - This club plans and takes trips in and around Texas. The Club will offer overnight and extended trips.

 

       
       
   
       
       
       

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