Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and often delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional and mental well-being.
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville’s Senior Club is addressing the comprehensive needs of at-risk seniors living at or below the poverty level through programs and services including:
Meal and nutrition programs
Health, fitness and wellness programs
Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
Public benefits counseling
Social and recreational activities
The Greater Charlotte Hot Lunch Cooperative (Meals on Wheels), managed by Bethlehem Center of Nashville, serves daily hot nutritious meals to 215 eligible individuals and senior citizens. Established in the early 1980s, the Greater Charlotte Hot Lunch Cooperative began as a collaboration of five North Nashville churches working together to feed 35 seniors a daily lunch. More than 30 years later, the Cooperative has expanded to twelve churches who assist in preparing the hot lunches each Monday – Friday. Through the generosity of Cigna Health Springs, many of the meals are now prepared on-site in BCN’s newly renovated kitchen. It’s important to note that for many of the recipients of the nutritious lunch, it’s more than just a meal – it’s the interaction with the volunteers who deliver the food and provide a warm smile and caring heart to lift their spirits!
For additional information, please contact Keva Ussery-Leonard, Senior Programs Director, at email@example.com. or call (615) 329-3386 ext.233.