BROC Elderly Nutrition congregate sites provide hot and nutritious meals to ages 60 and above at four mealsites in Wilkes County. In addition to providing participants with a daily meal, activities are offered for socialization, recreation, and education. A number of structured programs are offered through various service agencies.\
This year, 2012, BROC Elderly Nutrition Program joins with Meals On Wheels Association of America and other Meals On Wheels programs across the country in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the inclusion of Senior Nutrition Programs in the older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA is the primary piece of federal legislation that authorizes and supports the vital nutrition services both congregate and Meals On Wheels, to Americans age 60 and older.
The Elderly Nutrition Program has been awarded $20, 000.00 through a Walmart Foundation Grant to the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). The money will provide the Elderly Nutrition Program with much-needed kitchen equipment.
Many thanks go out to the Walmart Foundation MOWAA Building the Future Impact Grant and to Wilkes County for providing the match necessary to receive the grant. This grant buys needed equipment, ensures our sustainability and fosters long-term growth for the Elderly Nutrition Program.
Two Commercial ranges, a commercial freezer and a milk cooler were purchased in the original grant. A commercial refrigerator was purchased with money saved during the negotiation process. The ranges replaced were over 30 years old. The new equipment is now in place and everyone is welcome to visit Fairplains and Austin meal sites.
- A variety of classes
- Blood Pressure checks
- Cake Walks
- Legal Services Program
- Other Informational Programs
- Other Activities.
Nutrition Site Locations:
Wilkes Senior Center -Fairplains.
(Transportation may be available on a daily basis to the Fairplains meal site.)
Austin Community Center - Austin
Maple Springs Community Center
Temple Hill Community Center
Home Delivered Meals:
The Home-Delivered Meals Program provides homebound adults 60 and above with a hot, nutritious lunch five days a week. The purpose of the program is to help maintain and improve the health of impaired, homebound adults by providing a nutritious meal in their home. Meals are delivered by trained volunteers who bring a smile and word of cheer to the participants. Volunteers also check on the well-being of each participant during their visit. By providing this service, many elderly of Wilkes County are able to live at home with comfort and dignity, which is the ultimate goal of our services.
Funding Provided by:
- Title III of the Older Americans Act
- County of Wilkes
- Wilkes Community Action Committee
How you can help:
- Home Delivered Meals Volunteer.
- Sponsor meals for home delivered clients.
- Help with fundraising at mealsites and or for the whole program.
- Donate funds for home delivered meals.
- Kitchen Aide volunteer.
- Transportation Aide volunteer.
For more information concerning the Elderly Nutrition Program, please call Mary Edna Faw, Elderly Nutrition Program director, (336) 667-7174