Nutrition Program- Eating Well for a Healthy You

Home Delivered Meals
Home delivered meals, also recognized as "Meals on Wheels", provides a hot noon-time meal 5 days a week to eligible Washington County individuals 60 years of age or older, to the spouse of an eligible participant when it is in the best interest of the meal recipient, to individuals with disabilities under the age of 60 who reside at home with an eligible participant, and to caregivers of eligible participants. There is a suggested contribution of $3 per meal, however, no one will be denied a meal because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

Mobile "Pop-Up" Site

Nutrition Counseling
Personalized guidance is offered to individuals who are at nutritional risk because of their health, nutrition history, dietary intake, chronic illness, or medication use. Nutrition Counseling is provided one-on-one by a registered dietician, who evaluates the person's nutritional needs, develops and implements a nutrition counseling plan, evaluates the individuals outcomes, maintains documentation and distributes appropriate literature.

Washington County Office for Aging contracts with Kristin Stewart for Registered Dietician Services. To qualify for Nutrition Counseling Services you must be a Washington County resident age 60 or older.  There is a suggested contribution of $2 per hour per consultation, however, no one will be denied a consultation because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

Nutrition Education
A planned program to promote better nutrition, physical fitness and health through information and instruction on nutrition and related consumer topics of general interest. The program is provided by or under the direction of our Registered Dietician (RD), Kristin Stewart. Information and instruction may occur in group settings and/or through distribution of materials. 
  
Restaurant Dining Program
The Restaurant Dining Program is funded by the support of the Washington County Board of Supervisors and in partnership between the Washington County Office for Aging and local restaurants to include Market 32 and Price Chopper. The program has been a huge success due to the generous and compassionate attitude of the owners and staff of these restaurants. Each participating restaurant offers a unique Senior Dining Menu, which provides a variety of delicious and nutritious food. You must be age 60 or older and live in Washington County to register in the program.

Senior Dining Program
Washington County Office for Aging operates three dining sites. Our sites provide our older adults with an opportunity to meet for socialization, information, creative entertainment, as well as, obtaining a nutritionally balanced, dietician approved, delicious meal. Each site offers a variety of activities, entertainment and programs. Our site managers are the link between the aging adults in our county and available services offered through the Office for Aging. There is a suggested contribution of $3 per meal for individuals 60 and over, however, no one will be denied a meal because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute. Individuals under 60- will be expected to pay $5 per meal.

Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
The New York State Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides coupons for income eligible individuals, age 60 and over. From July 1st  to September 30th, each year, farmer market coupon booklets are available through the Washington County Office for Aging. The coupons are used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables from local farmers at Farmers Markets throughout the county. Contact our NY Connects Information Specialist at (518) 746-2420 for further information.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families. SNAP is administered on a benefits card and is accepted at most grocery stores. SNAP has replaced the program formerly referred to as Food Stamps.