Middle Georgia Community Action Agency offers several meal services for seniors. These services are designed to improve the quality of life for participating seniors by providing nutritious meals, opportunities for social interaction, and general education.
Congregate meals promote better physical and mental health for older people by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for social activities. Congregate nutrition services promote independent living for the elderly.
- Nutritious meals
- Nutrition education in a group setting
- Nutrition education and counseling on an individual basis
- Nutrition screening
- Transportation to education sites
- Shopping assistance
- Health, fitness, and other educational programs
- Recreational activities
WHO: Services are available to those who are age 60 and over and their spouses. Spouses are eligible regardless of age.
So many elderly individuals in our communities—many living below the poverty line—need help with the preparation of their daily meals. The Home Delivered Meals Program provides meals to individuals who are temporarily or permanently homebound. These meals meet at least one-third of a person’s recommended daily nutritional requirement. Program meals can be delivered to rural areas as well as cities and towns.
The Home-Delivered Meals program provides homebound senior citizens with:
- A nutritious meal
- Social interaction and support
- Health monitoring
- Independence and self-sufficiency
WHO: MGCAA helps older and functionally disabled consumers live safe, self-reliant lives, also lending a helping hand to families and caregivers. Participants must meet the same medical, functional, and financial eligibility criteria required for placement in a nursing facility under Medicaid and they must be approved by a physician.
How To Get Local Help:
For information and assistance, eligibility screening, and referral to services and resources, contact the Middle Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging at (478)751-6160.