Health

Emeritus Combats Malnutrition by Serving 10,000 Meals

Though March was officially National Nutrition Month, Emeritus is continuing the fight against malnutrition by committing to serve 10,000 meals in 60 days.

Emeritus feeds 10,000 seniors during National Nutrition MonthAccording to a Wall Street Journal article:

Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider, is renewing its successful “10,000 Meals in 60 days” campaign by delivering meals to seniors in need and visiting with them to ensure they are able to get the nutrition they need every day.
“Seniors may not get the nutrition they need for a variety of reasons,” says Steve Sacco, Senior Director of Dining Services. “For some, it’s due to a lack of financial resources; for others, a lack of reliable transportation. And in many cases, isolation and depression have caused seniors to lose interest in cooking and eating healthfully.”
The “10,000 Meals” campaign is an extension of Emeritus’ Home Visits program, where dedicated senior living professionals visit people in their home to identify where they could use help, connect them with the services they need and provide friendly companionship.
“We are committed to making sure that every senior in need in this area finds the combination of programs and services that serves them best, even if they do not live with us,” says Sacco.

If you know a candidate for the “10,000 Meals” program, nominate them by contacting your local Emeritus community.

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