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40th Anniversary of the AoA Nutrition Program

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In March AoA recognizes the 40th anniversary of its Nutrition Program. For the past forty years, the Older Americans Act nutrition services have provided 8 billion meals to ensure that millions of older adults have access to the nutritious food needed to stay healthy and decrease their risk of disability. Meals are served in congregate settings, giving seniors opportunities for vital social contact as well as delivered to seniors’ homes, reaching some of the most disabled members of the community who have not yet moved into institutional care.

The following links offer more information on the value of AoA’s Nutrition Program and events and resources related to nutrition and aging.

Save The Date: National Summit on Nutrition and Aging — August 23, 2012

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the inclusion of Senior Nutrition Programs in the Older Americans Act, the AoA-MOWAA National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging will host a National Summit on August 23, 2012 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.

The National Summit will provide a unique opportunity to bring together a broad array of thinkers and doers — representatives from all levels of the aging network, as well as policymakers, leaders of other national organizations with an interest in nutrition and wellness, scholars and the general public — for a day of celebration, reflection and future-building. While the Summit will begin with a retrospective that honors past successes and the people and programs responsible for achieving them, the focus will be on creating a plan for the next 40 years. Building the future will involve collaboration and innovation and courage. It should involve you and your organization. So, save the date!

What: Perspectives on Nutrition and Aging: A National Summit

Why: To celebrate 40 years of success and ensure 40 more

When: August 23, 2012

Where: Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745