MEALS ON WHEELS Senior Resource Association
Providing nutrition services since 1974
Senior Resource Association (SRA) provides services to support and advocate for independence and dignity of older adults in Indian River County. We provide nourishment, supervised socialization, transportation and information referral services for seniors and their families. Our goal is to help keep seniors healthy and in their own homes for as long as safely possible.
Alleviating Senior Hunger Food insecurity — the economic and social condition of limited access to adequate food — affects older adults more than the general population. Avoiding food insecurity and hunger is more difficult for seniors because they may have enough money to purchase food, but they may not have the resources to access or prepare food due to lack of transportation, functional limitations, or health problems. Hunger is a serious threat facing millions of older adults in America. Senior Resource Association reduces hunger and improves the health of thousands of seniors every year, right here in Indian River County. With our diverse nutritional programs, we help maintain seniors’ health, happiness and independence.
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NUTRITION PROGRAMS Meals on Wheels Five days a week, seniors receive a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by an SRA volunteer. For some, this friendly visit is the only socialization they experience. Our program gives seniors a sense of security while also providing them with a daily wellness check. Because pets have many health benefits for older adults, we support animal companionship by providing pet food for our Meals on Wheels recipientsâ€™ pets. Many seniors in our community are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels through specially funded programs. Senior Resource Association also makes the program available on a private-pay basis to those who can benefit from our essential nutritional programs.
Emergency Meals on Wheels Emergency Meals on Wheels provides a nutritious, daily meal and a friendly visit by a volunteer to homebound seniors who have been discharged from a healthcare facility within the last 30 days — or whose caregiver has been admitted to a healthcare facility for a brief period of time.
Social Congregate Meals Social Congregate Meals give mobile seniors an opportunity to socialize with others while enjoying a nutritious meal. Served at lunchtime Monday through Friday at multiple locations throughout Indian River County, the hot meal includes nutrition education and counseling. Itâ€™s an ideal way for seniors to interact with other like-minded peers who are not able to prepare their own meal or who simply enjoy the company of others while dining. As needed, SRA provides transportation to our social congregate sites.
Did You Know? Food-insecure seniors are at increased risk for chronic health conditions,* including: 60% more likely to experience depression 53% more likely to report a heart attack 52% more likely to develop asthma 40% more likely to report an experience of congestive heart failure To learn more about Senior Resource Associationâ€™s Nutrition Programs, including eligibility requirements, costs and volunteer opportunities, call 772.569.0760. *Feeding America and National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. (2014, March). Spotlight on Senior Health Adverse Health Outcomes of Food Insecure Older Americans
Your Local Senior Resource Guide Additional Senior Resource Association programs and services are available. To learn more, please contact the appropriate program listed below. Adult Day Care
Information Referral Helps seniors obtain appropriate services and transportation resources
Transportation 772.569.0903 Community Coach + GoLine Nutrition Programs Meals on Wheels + Social Congregate Meals
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