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OFFICE FOR THE AGING TO OFFER INSIGHTS INTO SENIOR MEALS PROGRAMS

OFFICE FOR THE AGING TO OFFER INSIGHTS INTO SENIOR MEALS PROGRAMS

GENEWICK, LOCAL LEADERS TO MEET WEDNESDAY

LOCKPORT—Top elected officials from throughout Niagara County will take part in a detailed briefing on Office for the Aging and senior nutrition Wednesday morning, OFA Director Ken Genewick announced.

A series of presentations will focus on the nutritional value of food served to seniors by the county, with particular emphasis on the home-delivered meals program. This will be following by an overview of services provided by the OFA, analysis of the growing needs of seniors in the county as the population ages, a detailed breakdown of data from the areas represented by attendees and statistical analysis of regions within county. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to personally participate in meal delivery.

The program is being offered in conjunction with the Office for the Aging’s recognition of March for Meals/Mayors for Meals, an annual effort to raise awareness about senior nutrition and home-delivered meal programs. Genewick has focused on improving various senior nutrition programs since being appointed aging director in 2011.

In addition to formal presentations and open discussion with municipal leaders about senior nutrition programs and their reach and effectiveness, Genewick and Office for the Aging Nutrition Coordinator Glenda Reardon will offer up a sampling of typical home-delivered meal fare for elected leaders and media. Media will also have the opportunity to observe the meal delivery process.

WHO: Niagara County Office for the Aging Director Ken Genewick, Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, Legislature Community Services Committee Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, Legislator Paul B. Wojtaszek, R-North Tonawanda, Legislator Owen T. Steed Sr., D-Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, Alderwoman Anne McCaffrey, R-Lockport, Mayor Herb Meyer, R-Barker, Council on Aging member Dennis Pasiak, County Manager Jeff Glatz.

WHAT: Taking part in a detailed briefing on senior nutrition, home-delivered meals, and Office for the Aging programs. Following the morning briefing and roundtable discussion, the elected officials will then join volunteers in delivering meals to seniors in their communities to see the impact of senior nutrition programs first-hand. Media will have the opportunity to participate in the delivery process.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Niagara County Office for the Aging, 111 Main St., Suite 101, Lockport.