Governor Declares March Senior Nutrition Month

28 March 2017

What feeds 19,067 Vermonters 1,165,587 meals?

Home meal deliveries and community meal functions do!

Partnerships between DAIL, Vermont's five Area Agency on Aging organizations, senior centers and local community meal providers are instrumental in carrying out these meals-to-Seniors programs.

Governor Scott signed a proclamation on March 28, 2017 declaring March Senior Nutrition Month, bringing to light the importance that healthy meals are to the well-being of Vermonters. Studies have shown home delivered meals help keep people at home.

Currently Bill H.434 recommends home delivered meals be covered as part of the reimbursable home-and community-based services under Medicaid waiver programs.

For more statistics and information about Senior nutrition in Vermont, please see the VT Digger article: March Recognized as Senior Nutrition Month