The Congregate Meals Program (CMP) is having another busy month. Thelma Thompson, previous coordinator at the Washington County Senior Center, retired in June. Thelma served our program and the agency for many years and we wish her well in her retirement. CMP hired Gloria Graves as the new coordinator in Washington County. Gloria has done an excellent job so far and we are thrilled that she joined our team.
Tim Speakman, previous coordinator at the Larue County Senior Center, retired in July. Sabrina Whelan is the new coordinator and CMP is excited to have her on board. We have full confidence that she will be able to build the center up and we are excited to watch it excel.
CMP is currently planning a community day in Larue County, so stay tuned for dates and times for this event. We are partnering up with CSBG, Weatherization, CKCATS and local officials for a fun filled day at the Larue County Senior Center. We are planning to do events like this at the senior centers in all counties.
September is national Senior Citizen Centers Month. Please check your local papers and senior centers for exciting events happening in your area.
We were able to distribute snack boxes to all participants again this year. The snack boxes contained five shelf stable meals and the participants were very appreciative of them.
In FY 18/19, CMP served 35,744 meals to 618 unduplicated participants. We provided 2,490 bingocize sessions to 201 unduplicated participants and 5,851 nutrition education sessions to 416 unduplicated participants.