Senior Nutrition ProgramProject led by HARCATUS Tri County Community Action Organization Inc.
About the project.
The HARCATUS Senior Nutrition Program has been providing nutrition services to persons over 60 years of age residing in Harrison or Tuscarawas Counties for the past 47 years. This program consists of both Congregate and Home-Delivered Nutrition Services to help increase the nutrient intake of older individuals who might not eat adequately, and, through better nutrition, assist them to remain healthy and independent in their communities.
Congregate sites are located in Cadiz, Sugarcreek and Uhrichsville and provide participants with the opportunity to form new friendships and interact in a social environment. Home deliveries are made throughout both counties for those who are unable to leave their home without assistance and/or are vulnerable. A variety of nutrition services may also be provided in both settings, such as nutrition assessments and nutrition education. Transportation is also available to assist Harrison County Senior Nutrition Participants. Participants can be transported to and from the Harrison County congregate site (Cadiz) as well as to stores, non-medical appointments, and field trips.
HARCATUS provides the Senior Nutrition Program to seniors at no cost. HARCATUS believes that seniors shouldn’t have to make a choice between affording healthy meals and paying for other necessary things like rent and medications. HARCATUS receives state and federal funding for this program. However, in order to continue to receive funds from these sources and continue this vital program, they are required to secure a significant amount of matching funds from other sources to have a program that is fully funded. All donations received help meet the match requirement and allow us to improve and expand services provided to vulnerable Harrison and Tuscarawas County seniors
FAO staff comments.
HARCATUS provides care to the most vulnerable in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties. Seniors are at high risk of COVID-19, and this program provides an essential service while also keeping seniors safe and cared for. Furthermore, the program ensures that our most vulnerable seniors have what they need to remain independent and connected.