The Lower Sioux Elder Nutrition Program is funded through the Administration on Aging's Older Americans Act, Title VI Program.
To provide an opportunity for Tribal elders to access healthy meals, nutrition screening and education, and provide a social outlet for elders to meet with their friends, learn and remain engaged within their community.
- To provide a well balanced, healthy meal
- To promote socialization of tribal elders
- To promote the health and well-being of tribal elders by providing access to nutrition, disease prevention and health promotion services in an effort to delay the onset of adverse health conditions resulting from poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.
Title VI Director: Stacy Hammer, RDN, LD Phone: 507-697-8945
Services Include, but are not limited to:
- Home Delivered Meals (Based on eligibility)
- Respite Care
- Elder Abuse information and Resources
Eligibility Requirements for services:
All participants must be an enrolled member of any tribe aged 60 or over, living within the Lower Sioux IHS service area. Eligibility also includes:
- The spouse, or significant other; residing in the home, aged 60 or over, of an eligible participant.
- Individual with a disability in the same household of the eligible participant who accompanies the participant to the congregate meal site (disabled to be defined by the tribe on an individual basis according to Section 504) Section 504 has a legal definition of person with a disability, "individuals with disabilities are defined as persons with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities."
- Non-elderly disabled American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiians who reside in tribal housing facilities identified as being primarily occupied by elders where congregate nutrition services are provided.
- Volunteers who provide assistance during the meal hour to the program (individuals are considered volunteers eligible for a meal if they are performing a function according to a job description outlined in the volunteer policy.)
* Weather-related closings of the meal site will follow the Redwood Area School closings for the safety of our Elders.
If you have any further questions in regards to the Elder Nutrition Program policies, please contact the Lower Sioux Title VI Director, Stacy Hammer at: 507-697-8945, or e-mail at: [email protected]