Ten Eyck Apartments Friendship Cafe Nutrition Education Program

Ten Eyck Apartments Friendship Cafe Nutrition Education Program

Promoting good nutrition at Senior Picnic in August 2017. See you again August 16, 2018!

Promoting good nutrition at Senior Picnic in August 2017. See you again August 16, 2018!

Student nutrition intern talking about healthy eating at Glenville Senior Center

Student nutrition intern talking about healthy eating at Glenville Senior Center

Raised beds for seniors at the Delanson Friendship Cafe at Bishop Scully Hall
Image by Debbie Gallop

Raised beds for seniors at the Delanson Friendship Cafe at Bishop Scully Hall

Congrressman Paul Tonko at Senior Picnic 2016 with CCE staff

Congrressman Paul Tonko at Senior Picnic 2016 with CCE staff

Nutrition for Seniors

* 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, Les Rosenzweig, provides nutrition education on a regular basis for seniors participating at Friendship Cafes or receiving home delivered meals program. 

In addition, such educational opportunities are provided upon request at:
Senior Centers,
Senior Communities,
Other Service Organizations,
Health Fairs, Job and Career Fairs, and Farmer's Markets.

* The Registered Dietitian also 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 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.

* CCE, SC also provides programs by trained Master Gardeners on topics such as growing herbs and micro greens and how to use them.

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).

Contact

Lester Rosenzweig
Nutrition Educator
lyr5@cornell.edu
518-372-1622

Last updated December 5, 2018