Senior Nutrition

The Senior Nutrition Program consists of both Congregate and Home-Delivered Nutrition Services to help increase the nutrient intake of older individuals who might not eat adequately, and, through better nutrition, assist them to remain healthy and independent in their communities. Hot or other appropriate meals are served five or more days per week, where feasible. Each meal served contains at least one-third of the current Recommended Dietary Allowances as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. A variety of nutrition services may also be provided, such as nutrition assessment, education, therapy, and counseling.

Click on any of the three monthly dinner menus listed above to view the current nutritionist-approved menu for that location. 

OlyCAP also provides Senior Nutrition lunches at the Port Townsend Community Center 620 Tyler Street, Port Townsend, WA. For service dates and to make reservations at the PTCC, please call (360) 385-9007. The Port Townsend Community Center menu is through the Garden Row Cafe at Jefferson Healthcare.  We have provided a link to the weekly lunch menu above.

Congregate Nutrition Services (CNS) are offered in a variety of settings, such as senior and community centers, churches, schools, and adult day center facilities. In these settings, participants are given the opportunity to form new friendships and to interact in a social environment. In addition to nutrition services, supportive services, such as transportation, shopping assistance, physical activity programs, health screening, health promotion, and other services may be available.

Home-Delivered Nutrition Services (HDNS) provide nutritious meals delivered to individual residences and other nutrition services to older persons who are normally unable to leave their homes without assistance and are vulnerable according to the criteria in Section III. Services are intended to maintain or improve the nutritional status of these individuals, support their independence, prevent premature institutionalization, and allow earlier discharge from hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities.

OlyCAP’s Senior Nutrition Program serves hot meals for seniors equivalent to one third of the RDA. All meals are served late in the day: 4:00-5:00, except for Port Townsend and Forks which are noon meals. Sr. Nutrition sites are in five locations in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

For more information contact:

Marki Lockhart

Port Townsend Office: (360) 385-2571 ext 6125

Port Angeles Office: (360) 452-4726 ext 6125