Nutrition Services

Services Offered

The nutrition services offered by SRDA are:

SRDA Congregate Menu

Congregate Nutrition Assessment

Program Requirements

Nutrition Services (Congregate) Eligibility

Policy:

Individuals are eligible to participate in the congregate meals service in one of the categories listed in this below:

  1. Persons 60 years of age or older and their self-declared spouses of any age;
  2. Disabled persons under 60 years of age who reside with persons over 60 years of age, when the care and maintenance of the disabled person otherwise prevents the older adult from participating in the program and when the participation of such individuals does not prevent the participation of older adults and their spouses. The disabled person must accompany the eligible older consumer to the site;
  3. Disabled persons under 60 years of age who reside in housing facilities occupied primarily by older adults and at which congregate nutrition services are provided when such participation does not prevent the participation of older adults and their spouse
  4. Persons under 60 years of age who provide meal related volunteer services and individuals providing volunteer services at congregate meal sites during meal hours when the participation of such individuals does not prevent the participation of older adults and their spouses; and
  5. Staff members of the nutrition program who are 60 years of age or older when such participation does not prevent the participation of other older adults and their spouses.

Nutrition Services (Home Delivered) Eligibility

Policy:

Individuals are eligible to participate in the Home Delivered meals service in one of the categories listed in this below:

  1. Persons age 60 years or older who are homebound or who are geographically isolated;
  2. Disabled persons under age 60 years who reside with eligible consumers; and
  3. Spouses of home delivered meals consumers if, according to Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) criteria, receipt of the meals are in the best interest of the consumers.

More Information

For more information, please contact us at 719-543-0100.

A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falls Classes

Program Overview

Many seniors experience fears of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized by the Healthcare and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging.

Previous participant satisfaction surveys have shown that

  • 97% are more comfortable talking about fear of falling
  • 97% feel more comfortable increasing activity
  • 99% plan to continue exercising
  • 98% would Recommend Matter of Balance to a friend.

Class participants receive a Participant Handbook to keep.

Jane Schifferdecker
Master Trainer Matter Of Balance
SRDA/Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
230 N Union Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-553-3422
Email Jane Schifferdecker