Nutrition

Please take a moment to complete our nutrition survey

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 Meals expire one year after the day they are added to your card

Check the balance of your CHAMPSS Meals Card here 

CHAMPSS Orientations

Topeka CHAMPSS orientations:  Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging   2910 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611

Topeka CHAMPSS orientations:

 Wednesday    August 7, 2019             at 1:30PM

Wednesday    September 4, 2019      at 1:30PM

Wednesday    October 2, 2019           at 1:30PM

Wednesday    November 6, 2019       at 1:30PM

Wednesday    December 4, 2019        at 1:30PM

Wednesday    January 8, 2020            at 1:30PM

Wednesday    February 5, 2020          at 1:30PM

Wednesday    March 4, 2020              at 1:30PM

Wednesday    April 1, 2020                  at 1:30PM

Wednesday    May 6, 2020                  at 1:30PM

Wednesday    June 3, 2020                  at 1:30PM

Wednesday    July 1, 2020                   at 1:30PM     

Wednesday    August 5, 2020             at 1:30PM

Wednesday    September 2, 2020      at 1:30PM

Lawrence CHAMPSS orientations:  Lawrence Public Library  707 Vermont St Lawrence, KS 66044

  • Monday      August 5, 2019                 at 2:00PMMonday      September 9, 2019         at 2:00PM    

    Monday      October 7, 2019              at 2:00PM

    Monday      November 4, 2019          at 2:00PM

    Monday      December 2, 2019           at 2:00PM

    Monday      January 6, 2020                at 2:00PM

    Monday      February 3, 2020              at 2:00PM

    Monday      March 2, 2020                  at 2:00PM

    Monday      April 6, 2020                     at 2:00PM

    Monday      May 4, 2020                     at 2:00PM

    Monday      June 1, 2020                     at 10:00AM 

    Monday      July 6, 2020                       at 10:00AM    

    Monday      August 3, 2020                  at 2:00PM

    Monday      September 14, 2020         at 2:00PM      

     

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

Hy-Vee at 3504 Clinton Parkway

Dillons at 4701 West 6th St.

Dillons at 1015 W. 23rd St.

Dillons at 1740 Massachusetts St.

Jefferson County

F.W Huston Medical Center, Winchester

J’s Dine n Dash, 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

Congregate Meal Sites

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

Douglas County

PACE Center at 319 Perry Street, Lawrence

Babcock Place at 1700 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Eudora Parks and Recreation at 1630 Elm St, Eudora

Baldwin Senior Center at 1223 Orchard Lane, Baldwin City

Jefferson County

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

Shawnee County

Auburn Civic Center

East Topeka Senior Center

The First Apartments

Highland Park United Methodist Church

LULAC Senior Center

Papan’s Landing Senior Center

Rossville Senior Center

Madison St. Apartments

Silver Lake Senior Citizen’s Center

Tyler Towers

Home Delivered Meals

  • Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors in Shawnee, Douglas and Jefferson counties through a network of volunteer drivers.
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors within Lawrence city limits 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.