Ten Eyck Apartments Friendship Cafe Nutrition Education Program
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
Raised beds for seniors at the Delanson Friendship Cafe at Bishop Scully Hall
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 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 September 24, 2018