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Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. offers three types of nutrition assistance designed to address hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, and healthy eating habits.

Meals on Wheels for Seniors

Meals on Wheels for Seniors delivers nutritious, well-balanced meals to individuals unable to leave their home or prepare a meal for themselves. Receiving a nutritionally balanced meal may be just the support needed to keep you healthy and independent in your home. Depending on your location, you may receive your meals in one of two ways:

  • Hot meals delivered three to five days per week
  • Ten chilled meals, delivered every other week, which stay fresh when refrigerated for 14 days

Receiving this service ensures

  • You will be visited and assessed by a CVACL Care Manager to determine your needs in relation to nutrition and other services that may support your desire to remain independent in your home, and
  • You will benefit from weekly interaction and contact with drivers delivering a hot meal directly to your home, or

You will be benefit from twice monthly interaction with a driver delivering a box of 10 meals and you will be checked on regularly by our checking service to answer questions, determine satisfaction with meals and inquire as to your well-being. CVACL endeavors for you to remain safe and well in your home.

CVACL AniMeals Program is a service that accompanies home delivered meals. It is well known that seniors love their pets! Owning a pet can positively impact the mental health of seniors and reduces the impact of isolation. Seniors often cannot afford pet food and will share their meal with their beloved pet.

CVACL offers donated pet food to homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels for Seniors.  The service supports individuals in maintaining the health of their pets; maintaining the ability to keep their pets; and supports in avoiding the sharing of nutritious meals planned for the senior. Everyone is happy when we bring the pet food supplements to the home!

Volunteer pet food donations make this service possible.  Please contact Jeffrey Robey at jrobety@cvcl.org or 434 385-9070 to donate pet food.  Our seniors sincerely appreciate the donations!

Nutrition and Education Programs

CVACL operates seven Nutrition and Education Sites located throughout Central Virginia. At these Nutrition and Education Sites, individuals 60 and older meet two to three times a week for nutritious hot meals, wellness programs, and education related to healthy living and aging well. Individuals participate in assessment to be enrolled in the programming.

Transportation to and from the Nutrition and Education Sites is available. Participating in this program may also give you access to weekly grocery shopping trips and other planned excursions.

Please call 434-385-9070 or email cvacl@cvcl.org to learn more and/or begin the assessment and enrollment process.

Central Virginia Nutrition and Education Sites

Lynne M. Burnham Center for Life Enrichment
103 Avoca Lane, Altavista VA 24517
434-309-9999
Operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm
Serving Campbell county residents to include Altavista and Brookneal

Appomattox Nutrition and Education Site
220 Community Lane, Appomattox VA 24522 
434-352-7820
Operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am. – 1:00pm
Irene L. Lewis Campbell Café

New Vine Baptist Church
616 Old Rustburg Road, Lynchburg VA 24501 
434-665-7034
Operates Tuesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm

Lynchburg Nutrition and Education Site
501 12th St., Suite A, Lynchburg VA 24504
434-385-9070
Operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday (first site) or Tuesday and Thursday (second site) 9:00 am-1:00pm

Moneta Nutrition and Education Site
Village Square Shopping Center
1050 Hendricks RD., Suite J, Moneta VA 24121
540-297-5028
Operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

Montvale Nutrition and Education Site
Old Montvale Elementary School
11575 W. Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike, Montvale, VA 24122 –
540-947-5818
Operates Monday and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

More information on nutrition:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Check your Calories with Calorie King

Fruits and Veggies More Matters

My Fitness Pal

MyPlate

Nutrition Education

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (CVACL) offers nutrition education through both the Meals on Wheels for Seniors Program and the Nutrition and Education Sites. Additionally, nutrition education is a component of health and wellness programming and may be provided through assessment. A well balanced, healthy diet is critical to health and maintaining independence in the aging and individuals with disabilities populations. The following are ways nutrition education may be provided:

Meals on Wheels for Seniors Program – Ongoing nutrition education literature is provided with meal delivery. Additional one-on- one nutrition education may be provided if assessment indicates malnutrition, poor eating habitats, or diseases that may require a special diet.

Nutrition and Education Programs – Ongoing nutrition education is provided at the seven Nutrition and Education Sites operated by CVACL. Nutrition education is offered through special presentations, special programming, and educational literature.

Health and Wellness Programs – The health and wellness programs have nutritional education components within the curriculums. Program participants will receive nutritional education during their sessions. For example, the Diabetes Self-Management Program will specifically address diet and the impact of the special diet and nutritional requirements related to managing diabetes.

Please call 434-385-9070 or email cvacl@cvcl.org to learn more.

 
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