“I like to come here for lunch and get a good meal and take my exercise class. I also help by moving tables and chairs and doing whatever else they need me to do. It’s a good thing that this center is here for so many people who need to eat and exercise and make friends. Those things are sometimes hard when you live alone.”
Malnutrition does not just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who do not have access to healthy food. Loneliness, isolation, immobility, depression, dementia, and other conditions can impact appetite, make eating difficult, and change metabolism. The Senior Friendship Centers Dining Centers and home delivered meals program provide more than food- the opportunity to connect with people helps feed their hearts and souls. For many seniors, these meals are the only nutritious and filling meals they eat all day.