Nutrition

There are several programs available to ensure every Kansas senior has their daily  nutritional needs met.

CHAMPSS – Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors

Program offered through Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging that allows seniors age 60 and older to choose from different entrees and eat spontaneously at their convenience seven days a week at CHAMPSS locations throughout our three county area. There is a suggested donation per meal and participants must attend an orientation to enroll in the program. Participants say they enjoy the flexibility offered through this program as well as the opportunity to be around people of all ages. The CHAMPSS meal program represents the future of senior care, inter-generational and inclusive.

CHAMPSS Orientations

Topeka–1st Wednesday of Month at 1:30pm–                                                                                   Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging   2910 SW Topeka Blvd

Lawrence–1st Monday of Month at 2:00pm–                                                                                  Lawrence Public Library    707 Vermont St                                                                                           (June 2017 and July 2017 will be at 9:30am)

Baldwin City–Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm–Baldwin City Library 800 7th Street Baldwin City KS

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is always looking for volunteers for the CHAMPSS program.  Click here to see how you can assist us by becoming a volunteer!

CHAMPSS Reorder Form

CHAMPSS LOCATIONS

Douglas County

Dance Café at Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice–711 High St, Baldwin City KS–open 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday

Hy-Vee at 3504 Clinton Parkway

Hy-Vee at 4000 West Sixth St.

Dillons at 4701 West 6th St.

Dillons at 1015 W. 23rd St.

Dillons at 1740 Massachusetts St.

Jefferson County

Rose’s Cafe at 522 Liberty St., Oskaloosa

Mac’s Grill at 408 Sycamore St., Valley Falls

Shawnee County

Dillon’s at 21st and Fairlawn

Dillon’s at 29th and California

Dillon’s at 29th and Urish Rd

Dillon’s at Hwy 24 & Rochester Rd

Dillon’s at 10th and Gage

Hy-Vee at 2951 SW Wanamaker

Millennium Café́–at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
10th & Washburn Ave., Topeka, Kansas

Kanza Café–2701 SW East Circle Dr. South, Topeka KS  Open 6:30am-1:30pm Monday through Friday

 

Congregate Meal Sites

Noon meal five days a week for seniors age 60 and older held at the following locations

Douglas CountyJefferson CountyShawnee County

**See CHAMPSS Locations**

St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 515 Wyandotte St., Meriden

F.W Huston Medical Center, Winchester

Auburn United Methodist Church

East Topeka Senior Center

The First Apartments

Highland Park United Methodist Church

LULAC Senior Center

Papan’s Landing Senior Center

Rossville Senior Center

Santa Fe Place Apartments

Silver Lake Senior Citizen’s Center

Tyler Towers

Home Delivered Meals

  • Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors in Shawnee and Jefferson counties through a network of volunteer drivers.
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels and Douglas County Senior Services provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors in Douglas county through a network of volunteer drivers.
  • Mom’s Meals provides frozen home delivered meals to home-bound seniors in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Food Assistance Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It provides crucial support to elderly households, to low-income working households, to other low income households that include the unemployed or disabled and to households transitioning from welfare to work. Food assistance customers can spend their benefits to buy eligible nutritious food and plants and seeds to grow food for their household to eat.

Seniors Farmer’s Market

Program to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors via coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. For purposes of this program, low-income seniors are generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines.