- A sharp mind
- Emotional well-being
- Reduction of serious health risks
- Fast recovery from illness or surgery
Our Back Story on Healthy Eating
It started in 1973 when the Northeastern Vermont Development Association launched Project Seniors as a noontime program featuring well-balanced meals served in a social setting. The St. Johnsbury location was only the second one in all of Vermont. Throughout our progression from the Area Agency on Aging to the NEK Council, our nutrition initiative remains a cornerstone of our outreach. We are affiliated with the nationally recognized Meals on Wheels America.
Today, whether you are an older adult who can’t get out to shop for food, are recovering from surgery and can’t cook (and need temporary meals delivered), or you want to get out and join your friends and neighbors in a community dining experience, the Council on Aging has resources to help you be healthy, happy and enthusiastic about what you eat.
Ask us about the special meals that can be prepared for diabetics and vegetarians.
Shop Local and Eat Well
Many kitchens which participate in the community dining experience buy Vermont-fresh produce and organic beef from Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD), one of our key partners in promoting good nutrition throughout the Northeast Kingdom. GMFD is a regional food distribution system that provides Vermont farm products to schools and other institutions strengthening our communities’ economy while providing healthy, fresh food grown locally.
GMFD also accepts customers who band together as buying clubs for once-a-week deliveries. This is ideal for multi-generational families, neighbors and even groups of friends or co-workers.