CCE, SC has been providing nutrition education and counseling for elderly Schenectady County residents for over twenty years through contracts with Schenectady County Senior and Long Term Care Services (SCSLTCS). The CCE, SC Registered Dietitian provides nutrition education for seniors participating in the Friendship Cafes and home delivered meals program. Nutrition information is provided monthly on a variety of topics relating to nutrition and wellness. In addition, six to eight presentations are provided at the Friendship Cafes. CCE, SC also provides programs by trained Master Gardeners on topics such as growing herbs and micro greens and how to use them.
The Registered Dietitian provides nutrition counseling for any senior requesting the service or referred by the SCSLTCS or Catholic Charities due to their health status or nutrition risk.
The CCE, SC also provides guidance and menu planning to SCSLTCS and Catholic Charities and to the other subcontracted meal providers, Ellis Hospital for the home delivered meals program and Glendale Nursing Home for two of the Friendship Cafes.
Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services denies no person services or access to service based upon race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status and/or handicapping conditions. Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services is primarily funded with County tax dollars. Supplemental funding is through the New York State Office for the Aging under Title III-B/D, III-C-1, III-C-2, III-F of the Federal Older Americans Act, and New York State Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly (EISEP), Community Services for the Elderly Act (CSE), Congregate Services Initiative (CSI), and the Wellness In Nutrition (WIN).
Last updated March 7, 2018