We strive to improve the overall well-being of our homebound neighbors, and we know that diet is a significant part of that.
Read the key findings that guided us in creating menu goals.
We strive to support our recipients and volunteers to help foster a healthier community all-around. When we learn of needs that are outside our scope of service, we try to align resources and partnerships to assist our neighbors in need. If you learn of an opportunity that would be good to share, please let us know!
- Read the National Kidney Foundation’s Top 10 Tips for Reducing Salt in your Diet.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthfinder.gov is an online hub of information on various health topics from A to Z.
- Read Ten Easy and Healthy Cooking Tips for Caregivers from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
- Discover everyday fitness ideas at Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
- Find out more about What’s On Your Plate by reading the National Institute on Aging’s guide to Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging.
- Visit the Healthy Eating section on the National Institute on Aging’s website for information on how to choose healthy foods.
- Read the National Institute on Aging’s AgePage on Healthy Eating after 50.
- The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging provides resources for current and future older adult populations and nutrition training and technical assistance to the aging network.
- South Carolina Public Radio’s Health Focus is a weekly interview show covering a wide array of topics.
Through partnerships, we connect our recipients with groups who have the resources to address a variety of quality of life issues that extend beyond nutrition. These groups assist our recipients with heating and cooling installations, the building of wheelchair ramps, yard work, minor home maintenance projects and the payment of utility bills in emergency situations. Our partners include the East Cooper Ecumenical Network, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and East Cooper Community Outreach, as well as many others.