National Aging Leaders Celebrate Life-Changing Nutrition Programs Over Lunch at SOME Senior Services
March 30, 2016
Today, SOME Senior Services was honored to host Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee in celebration of the anniversary month of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs.
Greenlee was joined by the leaders of three national organizations dedicated to fighting for the health and wellbeing of seniors: Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America; Bob Blancato, Executive Director, the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) and James Firman, President and CEO, the National Council on Aging (NCOA); DC Councilmember Vincent Orange and Laura Newland, Acting Executive Director of the DC Office on Aging (DCOA).
March marks the anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing into law an amendment to the Older Americans Act of 1965, which established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For nearly 45 years, these vital public-private partnerships have delivered more than just nutritious meals to the most vulnerable seniors in DC and nearly every community across the country.
Assistant Secretary Greenlee spoke to SOME Senior Center participants during lunch and fielded questions. In addition to getting to know the seniors, our guests toured Kuehner House and participated in the Senior Center’s BODYWISE exercise class.
It was a privilege to host these leaders who are working each day to improve the lives of seniors, including those whom we serve at SOME.