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Luncheon Program
On the surface, "Luncheon Program" has the wondrous overtone of an all-you-can eat buffet. Visions of ribs, chicken and roast beef fill the air. Au contraire! It's actually a health-based program for aging adults to receive proper meals in a time of need. Well, okay. Fine.
Luncheon Program Information

Adequate nutrition is critical to the health, functioning, and quality of life of everyone. It is an important component of home and community-based services for older people. This U.S. Administration on Aging funded-program improves the dietary intakes of participants and offers participants opportunities to form new friendships and create support networks. The legislative intent is to make community-based services available to aging adults who may be at risk of losing their independence.

Meals served under the program provide at least one-third of the recommended dietary allowances established by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued by the Secretaries of Departments of Health and Human Services. Menus are available at each nutrition program site. Lunch reservations must be made two working days in advance. Cancellations should be made directly to the site manager. A volunteer contribution is requested from persons age 60 and over. The cost of the meal is $5.92. Contributions are used to purchase more meals. Participants are asked to contribute what they can.

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