January 2019
Nutrition is the Key to Healthy Aging
In case you missed us on ABC 21's INsight
Thursday, December 27th,
visit our website or check out some of the information below on
how to stay Happy, Healthy and at Home:
Community Education Program:
Nutrition is the Key to Healthy Aging ,
on Thursday, January 17th from 1 pm - 2:30 pm
in our Community Education Center
located at our Aging & Disability Resource Center
at 3003 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

RSVP to mmantica@agingihs.org or 260.745.1200 ext. 275
Malnutrition in Older Adults
Our partners at Defeat Malnutrition Today highlight the risks and steps for improvement for malnutrition in older adults:
AIHS Nutrition Program*
Below you will find the three services AIHS offers within our Nutrition Program:

  1. Meals on Wheels/Home Delivered Meals: Delivered meals meet Older Americans Act compliance with established Dietary Guidelines and meet the minimum of 33 1/3% of Recommended Dietary Allowance for nutrients.
  2. Congregate Nutrition Services Site Dining: Congregate nutrition services are provided at a variety of sites with sites; some locations also offer Wellness Cafe programs to older adults.
  3. Restaurant Voucher: AIHS has developed and implemented on a limited basis a voucher program allowing participants to patronize participating restaurants, order from a pre-approved menu of items meeting RDA during a time frame set by the restaurants.

*Each program comes with eligibility requirements. Please visit our website www.agingihs.org or call 260.745.1200, press 5, to determine your eligibility.


SPECIAL DONOR RECOGNITION

Thank you Parkview Health for your significant support of our Nutrition Program. Your generous gift allows us to expand the number of individuals we can serve.
Nutrition Label Changes
One of the major changes to the new nutrition label is the updated serving size. The goal is to have serving sizes represent what people are actually consuming so that they can better track their nutrition. Aging & In-Home Services' Registered Dietitian recommends visiting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for a complete list of changes and updates - click here to visit.
These changes were announced in May 2016 and the deadline to implement all changes is January 1, 2021.
Nutrition Counseling - Offered by AIHS!**
  • Do you need help determining your most pressing dietary issue?
  • Are you recovering from a recent hospital visit?
  • Have you recently been diagnosed with a Chronic Disease?
  • Are you preparing for an upcoming surgery?

If you, or someone you know, may be in need of Nutrition Counseling
Just Call Us - 260.745.1200, press 5 or 260.469.3036.
**Services may be covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Physician's Health Plan of Northern Indiana insurance and other insurance providers.
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