Arlington, VA, October 2, 2017 – Meals on Wheels America has once again been awarded a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), a program division within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), to continue funding the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) for the next three years.
This is the third consecutive cycle in which the ACL has renewed this cooperative agreement with Meals on Wheels America to host the online resource designed to assist the national aging network in the implementation of the nutrition portions of the Older Americans Act.
“It is truly an honor to extend this important work with ACL/AoA,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “As the senior population rapidly grows, and with it, the need and demand for aging services, it is vital that we build the capacity of the network through evidence-based resources, trainings, information and knowledge exchange.”
To access tools and resources that cover best practices and emerging trends in the fields of nutrition, aging, healthcare integration, innovative program practices and more, visit the NRCNA at www.nutritionandaging.org.
About Meals on Wheels America:
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
Jenny Bertolette Young
Meals on Wheels America