NYS Office for the Aging celebrates 50 years of providing nutrition services to older adults

This national nutrition month in March 2022, NYSOFA marks the 50th anniversary of the National Nutrition Program for the Elderly (NPE), established in 1972. The national program established grants to provide congregate…

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This national nutrition month in March 2022, NYSOFA marks the 50th anniversary of the National Nutrition Program for the Elderly (NPE), established in 1972. The national program established grants to provide congregate and home delivered meals to older adults who need nutrition support. To date, NYSOFA and the network of aging services professionals and volunteers have provided over one billion meals to more than 10 million older adults in New York. To learn more, visit the website here.

NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen said: “NYSOFA is proud of the vital work rendered by local agencies on aging and community partners to reach this important milestone in meeting the nutritional needs of older adults. New York’s nutrition program has been a lifeline for millions of older adults since its inception and especially so during the past two years of the pandemic. In that time, the demand for food delivery – and the network’s response to that demand – has increased significantly in meeting older New Yorkers’ essential nutritional needs.”

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