PLEASE JOIN HIGHLAND VALLEY ELDER SERVICES FOR MALNUTRITION AWARENESS CLINIC IN RECOGNITION OF OLDER AMERICAN’S MONTH
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2019
Nicole Chivas, Nutritionist
FLORENCE, April 25--Highland Valley Elder Services, Inc.’s Nutrition Program is proud to announce, in celebration of May being Older American’s Month, Malnutrition Awareness Clinics on May 13th, 15th and 16th. This is one of the 76 malnutrition awareness clinics and events that will be conducted across the commonwealth. Activities will include individual malnutrition risk screening, an educational presentation, free snack giveaway, recipe demonstration and tasting, healthy diet information and questions answered by nutritionist, Nicole Chivas.
Sessions location, date and time are as follows:
May 13, 11:30-12:30
Amherst Senior Center
May 15, 12:15-1:15
Westfield Council on Aging
May 16, 12:30-1:30
Hadley Council on Aging
About Highland Valley Elder Services, Inc.
- Highland Valley Elder Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Florence, Massachusetts, serving 24 surrounding communities. Founded in 1975, Highland Valley is a regional leader in the provision of long term community services for seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities, who live at home. Highland Valley also has specific programs that serve children and families. Home Delivered Meals are a large part of the agency’s Nutrition Program that delivers nutritious hot meals to elders who are unable to manage meal preparation. Many of Highland Valley’s programs, including the Nutrition Program, are supported by local volunteers. For information on additional services visit highlandvalley.org or call information and referral at 413-586-2000.
The EOEA Massachusetts’s Elderly Nutrition Program is funded by the Older American’s Act and state funding. Over 9 million meals are provided to approximately 75,000 seniors in order to improve nutrition, reduce hunger, and promote socialization. Over 7,000 volunteers contribute approximately 450,000 hours yearly.