Congregate Meals Update

Article By:  Tancy Morris, Congregate Meals Program Director

Newsletter   |   Feb 04, 2019

I hope this newsletter finds everyone warm and well. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter hasn’t been too bad for the Congregate Meals Program thus far. The senior centers have only had to close a few days this winter due to inclement weather. Per policy, if school is closed due to inclement weather senior centers are closed as well.

With snow day closures, holiday closures and potlucks Congregate Meals is now projected to have enough funds to provide meals through May. As of right now, June looks to be the only month where providing meals may be an issue. Any and all donations made to the Congregate Meal Program are always needed and appreciated!

Everyone who was previously trained for Bingocize has completed the recertification training. Staff in Hardin and Nelson Counties completed the Bingocize training and are now certified to offer classes in those counties. Please see your local senior center for class times and dates.

Since July 1, 2018, we have provided 696 Bingocize sessions to 99 unduplicated participants. We have served 18,762 meals to 472 unduplicated participants and have provided 3,003 nutrition education sessions to 355 unduplicated participants.

Grayson County Senior Center has a job opening for the kitchen aide position. Please see our Facebook page for job the description and how to apply.