Category: Nutrition

Access to food and proper nutrition are two issues of vital importance to Michigan seniors. View resources that work to insure seniors have access to the healthy food they need.

Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

Overview: Infographic which helps dispel common myths that discourage older adults from applying for SNAP. Provider: National Council on Aging ...
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Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP)

Overview: MiCAP allows you to receive food assistance benefits when your only source of income is SSI. Provider: MIDHHS Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_5527-213851–,00.html ...
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Double Up Food Bucks

Overview: In Michigan, Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program provides healthy incentives for SNAP recipients who use their Bridge ...
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Senior Project FRESH

Overview: The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, known as Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH in Michigan, provides older adults who qualify ...
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Eldercare Locator

Overview: Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults ...
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Food Bank Council of Michigan

Overview: This is a statewide organization that is committed to the alleviation of hunger in our state and in our ...
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Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series

Overview: Educational fliers about eating well. Provider: US Department of Agriculture Website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips ...
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Center for Civil Justice

Overview: Center for Civil Justice (CCJ) is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families by providing legal, advocacy, and ...
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Michigan Home Care Guide

Overview: This guide from AAA1B provides a directory of care providers as well as reviews. Provider: Area Agency on Aging ...
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Congregate Meal Sites

Overview: Congregate meals are provided in a group setting. There is usually a suggested donation amount to receive a meal ...
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2 – 1 – 1

Overview: 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service by the United Way which helps identify community resources. Provider: United Way Website: ...
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Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Overview: Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are experts on all aspects of aging. They were created by a federal law ...
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LeadingAge: Service Search

Overview: Members of LeadingAge are the leaders in innovative aging services. They represent the full continuum of providers who believe ...
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USDA Recipe Finder

Overview: Resource for low-cost recipes geared toward those receiving SNAP benefits. Provider: United States Department of Agriculture Website: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/basic-nutrition-everyone/healthy-low-cost-recipes ...
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United States Department of Agriculture

Overview: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is an agency of the USDA and works to end hunger and obesity through ...
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Michigan County Websites

Overview: List of websites for each County in Michigan. Provider: State of Michigan Website: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29701_31713_31714-97053–,00.html ...
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Office of Services to the Aging: Service Search

Overview: Directory of services listed by category. Provider: State of Michigan Website: https://www.osapartner.net/miseniors/SearchByServiceName.aspx ...
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Information

Overview: Overview of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Provider: National Council on Aging Website: https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/benefits/food-and-nutrition/food-assistance-benefits/ ...
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Essential SNAP Facts: Older Adults

Overview: Statistics regarding older adults’ use of SNAP. Provider: NCOA Website: https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/Essential-SNAP-Facts-Mar-2014.pdf ...
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SNAPshots: 8 Facts About Older Adults and SNAP

Overview: Statistics regarding older adults’ use of SNAP. Provider: National Council on Aging Website: https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/SNAPshots-8-facts.pdf ...
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SNAPshots: Debunking the $15 Benefit Myth

Overview: Clarifying information about how SNAP works. Provider: National Council on Aging Website: https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/SNAPshots-15-dollar-myth.pdf ...
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Food Pantry Locator

Overview: Directory of food pantries, searchable by zip code or state. Provider: Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan Website: ...
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Food Research and Action Center

Overview: The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a national group with statistics and information that does advocacy work for ...
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Food Bank Locator

Overview: Directory of food pantries, searchable by zip code or state. Provider: Feeding America Website: http://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank/ ...
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