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Senior Nutrition
DSS Opening Senior Nutrition Site In University Area
In March 2011, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Senior Citizens Nutrition Program (SCNP) will open a new dine-in site for seniors at the Mallard Creek Park and Recreation Center.

People 60 years of age and older living in the University area will be able to go to this site, at 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, and enjoy a nutritionally balanced lunch Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at no cost. Before lunch, participants will be able to join in on a variety of exercise and recreational activities that will be offered jointly by the SCNP and Park and Recreation staff.

The purpose of this program is to provide a place for seniors where they can meet, make new friends, participate in health and wellness programs, take part in fun activities and dine together. This is essential for maintaining physical health as well as mental well-being. Registration will be required to join this program and can be done on-site at the Mallard Creek Park and Recreation Center. 

Mecklenburg County Senior Citizens Nutrition Program has 17 other dine-in locations throughout the County that offer similar services. In addition, the program provides other types of meal services to seniors. Home-delivered meals are provided to those who are unable to leave their homes because of physical and/or mental impairment. Liquid nutrition supplement is provided to those whose doctors recommend they drink supplements to get the nutrition they need. A short-term meal service provides home-delivered meals to those who become temporarily disabled and homebound after being discharged from a hospital or a long term care facility. 

All these services are provided at no cost to Mecklenburg County seniors 60 and older. Voluntary contributions are accepted from customers. To inquire about any of these services, call our meal hotline at 704-336-3144 or visit the Senior Nutrition website.

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