Nutrition

Click the link below to view our Menu for the month of July at our very own Friendship Cafe!

Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30am. Please call ahead to make a reservation – 798-6420.

http://src.nhcgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/July-Menu.pdf

 

The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center Nutrition Program is designed to:

  • Promote the health and well-being of older adults
  • Delay adverse health conditions
  • Allow these individuals to remain independent as long as possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The on-site Nutritionist will provide counseling to any New Hanover County Senior.  Nutrition education programs are offered at the Center on:

  • General nutrition
  • Food resource management
  • Disease maintenance and prevention
  • Food safety and preparation
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Physical activity

Referrals are made to other local providers for health promotion services not offered at the Center

Home-bound elderly citizens age 60 and over receive a lunch Monday through Friday, prepared at the Center Nutrition site by a local catering company.

  • A resident of New Hanover County
  • 60 years of age or older
  • Homebound – unable to leave home unassisted
  • Living alone and unable to have nutrition needs met by family, friends, or others
  • Unable to cook and/or shop – due to ill health; lack of food preparation facilities (stove or refrigerator); or inability to meet special dietary needs

All potential program participants need to complete a telephone screening assessment to determine eligibility. A social worker will make a home visit to complete the assessment and enroll the participant into the program, if participant meets eligibility requirements. At least every six months, participants are reassessed to determine their continued eligibility and to insure their needs continue to be appropriately met.

Menus from state guidelines provide 1/3 of daily food requirements. Meals on Wheels, Inc. a non-profit organization, works closely with the Senior Resource Center and provides meals to home-bound individuals on the weekends.

For more information on accessing the weekday home delivered meals program, contact Becky Hayes at 910-798-6435.

For more information on the weekend program please call 910-612-0676.

Lunch is served daily from 11:30 – 12:00

  • Prepared on-site by a local catering company, not your typical institutional fare
  • Visitors and guests under 60 years of age may dine for a nominal fee
  • On-site dining as well as meals provided to our home-bound seniors provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance for senior adults while limiting sodium and fat.

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The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center operates one central nutrition site Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM for seniors 60 years and older.  These seniors are able to drive or be transported to the Center.  Individuals attending the nutrition site have access to socialization with a daily lunch meal and activities offered in the friendly setting of the Center. We have Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, and Wii Video Games every Friday at 10am. Our Raised-Bed Gardens give seniors a chance to tend and pick their very own herbs and vegetables.

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2222 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6400 • Fax 910-798-6411