Senior Nutrition

Welcome Back!  We are excited to announce the reopening of congregate meals in the dining room at the Tri-Area Community Center on February 28 and at the Port Angeles Senior Center on March 1.  Be sure to call 24 hrs in advance for reservations.  Proof of vaccination/booster, masks, and social distancing will be required.  

Senior Meals

 

The Senior Nutrition Program consists of both Congregate and Home-Delivered Nutrition Services to help increase the nutrient intake of older individuals who might not eat adequately, and, through better nutrition, assist them to remain healthy and independent in their communities. Hot or other appropriate meals are served five or more days per week, where feasible. Each meal served contains at least one-third of the current Recommended Dietary Allowances as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. A variety of nutrition services may also be provided, such as nutrition assessment, education, therapy, and counseling.

OlyCAP’s Senior Nutrition Program serves hot meals for seniors equivalent to one third of the RDA. All meals are served late in the day: 4:00-5:00, except for Forks which are noon meals. Senior Nutrition sites are in four locations in Clallam and Jefferson Counties (see location links and menu buttons below.)

Are you a senior looking for extra food assistance?

OlyCAP can provide the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to seniors in Clallam and Northern Jefferson Counties.

What is CSFP?

This program provides monthly supplemental food  to low-income seniors. The box includes shelf-stable nutritious foods including vegetables, fruit, juice, cereal, protein, shelf stable milk, and cheese.

Requirements to qualify:

  • Age 60 or older
  • Living in Clallam and Northern Jefferson Counties
  • Combined monthly income cannot exceed 130%   of the poverty level

Current income limit for one individual:

Annual:  $17,667               Monthly:  $1,473              Weekly:  $340

For more information contact Cathi Hughes in  the Port Angeles OlyCAP office at 360-452-4726, Ext. 6218

Lunch Locations and Menus:

Forks Community Hospital (Spoon’s Cafe)

*Public meal service at Spoon’s Cafe is currently closed, however Senior Nutrition participants can call in a meal request and pick it up curbside. View Menu

Dinner Locations and Menus:

Port Angeles Senior Nutrition – Port Angeles Senior Center

*As of March 1, meals will once again be served in the dining room but you have the option to get “to-go” meals if you prefer. Current participants please call 24 hrs in advance for dine-in or pick-up.  360-457-8921. PASC MAY MENU 2022

Tri Area Senior Nutrition (Chimacum) – Tri Area Community Center

*As of February 28, meals will once again be served in the dining room but you have the option to get “to-go” meals if you prefer. Current participants please call 24 hrs in advance for dine-in or pickup. 360-390-4013. TACC MAY MENU 2022

Congregate Nutrition Services (CNS) are offered in a variety of settings, such as senior and community centers, churches, schools, and adult day center facilities. In these settings, participants are given the opportunity to form new friendships and to interact in a social environment. In addition to nutrition services, supportive services, such as transportation, shopping assistance, physical activity programs, health screening, health promotion, and other services may be available.

Home-Delivered Nutrition Services (HDNS) provide nutritious meals delivered to individual residences and other nutrition services to older persons who are normally unable to leave their homes without assistance and are vulnerable according to the criteria in Section III. Services are intended to maintain or improve the nutritional status of these individuals, support their independence, prevent premature institutionalization, and allow earlier discharge from hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities.

For more information contact:
Port Angeles OlyCAP Office: (360) 452-4726