Health, Nutrition, & Wellness
Living Healthy is a workshop where people with different chronic conditions attend together and develop the skills and tools needed in the day-to-day management of their conditions. The goal is to maintain or regain the ability to participate in life's activities. The curriculum supports people to manage their symptoms, overall health condition, medications, and increase physical activity levels. In these evidence-based workshops developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center, participants are supported as they develop skills needed in the day-to-day management of chronic health conditions. Participants meet in community settings for 2.5 hours for six highly interactive weekly sessions that focus on sharing experiences and skills-building. The workshops are facilitated by trained Peer Leaders or Master Trainers in pairs, one or both of whom is living with a chronic health condition. Stanford Self-Management programs are designed to complement and enhance traditional clinical treatment and disease-specific education programs.
Health Promotion & Wellness
Free wellness clinics are held monthly at 2 county locations. This service for seniors provides basic health screening services and includes blood pressure, pulse, and weight checks. Information and counseling on current health issues are also available. (These are temporarily on hold due to current restrictions.)
Volunteers are standing by to help you combat the feelings of isolation that the virus has caused or increased. One of our volunteers will call you weekly just to check-in and see how things are going. If you are interested in having someone call you, let us know and we will get it going for you. Ask for Lisa Z when you call our office.
Home Delivered Meals (Meals On Wheels)
The Department of Aging and Youth provides nutritious, well-balanced meals to seniors who may be unable to prepare meals on their own or who are nutritionally at-risk. Meals are generally delivered five days per week, but weekend meals are also available. Meals are available for individuals who have modified diets. An in-home assessment is completed for all referrals. There is no cost for meals but voluntary contributions are appreciated. No one will be denied a meal for inability or unwillingness to contribute. For more information or to schedule an assessment, feel free to call our office at 315-946-5624.
Nutrition Counseling & Education
Our registered dietitian is available to meet with seniors and/or caregivers to answer nutrition-related questions and to provide advice on making healthy menu choices. Nutrition education programs are provided monthly at our senior service centers. The format of the programs may vary, but they all relate to the important role that healthy eating can play in overall well-being.
Lunch Club 60
Serving hot noontime meals to county seniors Monday through Friday at various locations throughout the county. Our registered dietitian plans nutritious meals meeting the 1/3 minimum daily requirements to maintain good health. A nutrition education program is presented monthly at all sites. Diet counseling available.
Programs and activities vary from site to site, including speakers, games, crafts, and parties. Reservations are necessary 24 hours in advance by calling the site of your choice. Suggested contribution of $3 for people age 60 and over. The cost is $4.26 for people under 60. Transportation is available to several sites.