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M4A ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM STAFF, SENIOR CENTER MANAGERS, AND NUTRITION COORDINATORS.
M4A's Elderly Nutrition Program held it's quarterly training in Alabaster on January 26, 2017 for the Senior Center Managers and Nutrition Coordinators across all 25 local Senior Center sites.  The purpose of the training was to get new updates on the Elderly Nutrition Program and receive education on nutrition-related issues that impact their local program.

Laura King, Nutrition and Transportation Supervisor, and Dee Church, Nutrition Assistant, led the training. Connie Paulk, Certified Ombudsman and part of the Nutrition team, shared information on the Gateway to Community Living program administered by M4A. Robyn James, M4A Marketing Director, also provided information on the re-branding of M4A and the importance of making sure their senior clientele has a good working knowledge of the various programs and services for all age groups.
M4A assists people who are at least 60 years old apply for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The program is administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority Section to provide vouchers to low-income seniors that are 60 years of age or older that can be used to purchase eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) from farmers that grow them and then sell them directly to you at local farmers markets and roadside stands.  Eligibility for the vouchers is worth $30.00.

To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 60 years of age on the date of application and not exceed the gross household income below:

$1,634.00 monthly……for a household of ------1
$2,203.00 monthly……for a household of ------2
$2,772.00 monthly……for a household of ------3
$3,341.00 monthly……for a household of ------4
$3,911.00 monthly……for a household of ------5
$4,480.00 monthly……for a household of ------6

(Household: a group of related or non-related individuals living together as one economic unit. These amounts are at 165% of 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines.)

Please contact M4A if you or a loved one wishes to apply for this program or you can apply directly at fma.alabama.gov
 
M4A is planning the first Town Hall meeting on Monday, February 13th in Blount County. The purpose of the county-specific town hall meetings is to gather feedback from the community on the needs of seniors, caregivers, and people of all ages with disabilities.

The Chilton, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker Town Hall meetings will be announced next week.

Please help M4A distribute this information and encourage people to attend one of the events. The Town Hall meeting flyers will soon be available on our agency website.


 
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