Resources For The Elderly

Program Director - Donna Brazier

The goal of the Elderly Nutrition program is to provide persons aged 60 and over a hot, nutritious noon time meal in a group setting or delivered to their homes.  We strive to improve the quality of life for the elderly by providing personal contact and socialization for the seniors in our communities.

Counties Served

Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne.

Please click here for a complete list of our meal sites. 

Congregate Meals 

Congregate noon meals are provided at Senior Citizens Centers or other designated locations in all 13 South Central counties.  Anyone aged 60 or older is eligible to receive a meal at the congregate sites.  In order to assure a meal, reservations must be made the day prior.  Nutrition education is provided monthly to the congregate participants and to the home delivered consumers, keeping seniors abreast of updates in the area of nutritional needs. 

Home Delivered Meals 

The "Title III" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to assist the frail elderly to remain in their own homes, avoiding premature institutionalization by providing a nutritionally balanced hot noon time meal.  This program provides meals to participants up to 5 days a week.

The "Options" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to assist adults 18 years of age or older with disabilities to remain in their home by providing a nutritionally balanced hot noon time meal and thereby avoid premature institutionalization.  This program provides meals to participants up to 5 days a week. 

The "Family Caregiver" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to give relief to anyone who is a caregiver of a senior 60 years of age or older.  This program can also give relief to grandparents or other senior relatives who are primary caregivers of children not more than 18 years of age.  This program provides participants a hot noon time meal up to 5 days a week. 

The "Medicaid Waiver" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to provide meals for participants who meet the financial requirements, TennCare Pre-Admission Evaluation medical criteria for Level I nursing facility care, 21 years of age or older and has a caregiver.  This program provides a noon time meal to participants up to 7 days a week. 

The "Private Pay" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to provide meals for participants who do not meet requirements for the above mentioned programs or for those who do qualify but are placed on a waiting list until a slot becomes available due to program budget constraints.  There is a cost for these meals.  This program provides meals to participants up to 7 days a week. 

Sponsorship of Meals 

We offer civic groups, local governments, businesses, churches and individuals an opportunity to sponsor meals for a senior in need by making a donation to the Nutrition Program on their behalf.  Based on the participants need, these meals are available up to 7 days a week.  

The daily cost of a meal is $7.41 - Click here to make a tax deductible donation.

For more information on any of the meal programs we offer please contact the SCHRA Nutrition Program at 1-800-221-2642.

USEFUL LINKS:

American Association of Retired Persons

Alzheimer's Association

Aging Parents & Elder Care

Administration on Developmental Disabilities