Modified: January 23, 2017 3:14pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced that the popular Stay Fit Dining program is expanding to two new locations, at the Town of Marilla Community Center and in the Town of Eden at St. John’s Community Church. Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Department of Senior Services personnel were on hand to greet seniors today as the program debuted in Marilla; Stay Fit Dining is scheduled to kick off Tuesday, January 31 in Eden.
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said, “The expansion of our Stay Fit Dining program is an investment in our seniors and their well-being, keeping them active in our community and in their own lives. We are nearing 50 sites throughout the county for this program and are having a positive effect on the lives of thousands of seniors, so it is great today to welcome Marilla to the program, and next week to welcome the Town of Eden.”
“The Stay Fit Dining program offers seniors more than just a nutritious meal and companionship with their peers,” said Senior Services Commissioner Timothy Hogues. “A big part of the Program is the wellness education and exercise that are included, giving seniors ways to feel better, look better, and be better. Physical activity, nutritious food, and quality time spent with peers are all parts of our successful Stay Fit program, and we are happy to be expanding into Marilla and Eden.”
The Town of Marilla Community Center is located at 1810 Two Rod Road in Marilla, while St. John’s Community Church is located at 2871 East Church Street in Eden. Currently, the Stay Fit Dining Program serves hot, nutritious and delicious noonday meals Monday – Friday at 47 sites across Erie County; the addition of Marilla and Eden brings that total to 49. Stay Fit dining meals provide a minimum of one-third of the vitamins, minerals, protein, and other key nutrients seniors need as defined by the Department of Agriculture’s Recommended Daily Requirements for people over age 60. Program participants or their spouses must be 60 years of age or older and the suggested confidential contribution for each meal is $3.00, but no one is denied a meal if they are unable to contribute.
For more information:
On the Stay Fit Dining Program in Erie County, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/index.php?q=nutrition-amp-dining-sta...