Toolkit: Resuming “New Normal” Operations: A Peer-to Peer Exchange for Senior Nutrition Programs

Senior nutrition programs across the country are transitioning in ways large and small to “new normal” operations as localities and states are reopening to resume economic activity. Implementing “new normal” operations will differ from community to community, particularly along geographic lines. As such, the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) hosted two virtual peer-to-peer exchanges – one for rural programs on Tuesday, May 26 and one for urban programs Thursday, May 28.  Participants reviewed available national plans for community reopening, heard what is working around the country in the time of COVID-19, and shared questions and concerns about what lies ahead.

In these webinars, attendees:

  • Heard how senior nutrition programs are preparing to transition to “new normal” operations;
  • Explored opportunities and strategies for the future that you apply locally; and
  • Gained practice-informed insights for providing home-delivered meals and congregate nutrition programming to seniors in both rural and urban settings.

Presenters & Topics:

Resuming “New Normal” Operations: A Peer-to-Peer Exchange for Rural Programs

• Janeth Marroletti, MPH,CHES, Executive Director, Gold Country Community Services, Inc. (Grass Valley, CA)
• Mary Beals-Luedtka, Director, Northern Arizona Council of Governments (Flagstaff, AZ)

Resuming “New Normal” Operations: A Peer-to Peer-Exchange for Urban Programs

• Paul Downey, President & CEO, Serving Seniors (San Diego, CA)
• Jeanne Martin, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels North Jersey (Westwood, NJ)

Downloads and Webinar Recording

Slide Deck for Part 1

Audio Recording for Part 1

Slide Deck for Part 2

Audio Recording for Part 2 

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