EAC Network Teams Up with Bank of America, Long Island Community Foundation for “Fresh from the Garden” Senior Initiative
EAC Network, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead and with funding from Bank of America and the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), announced the launch of the social service agency’s brand new Fresh from the Garden program to provide at-risk seniors in New Cassel, NY with a free, three-step initiative to healthier living: nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and produce distribution.
“EAC Network is promoting the power of good nutrition to kick start the health of older New Cassel residents,” said Carol O’Neill, Senior Director of Senior & Nutrition Services at EAC Network. “Imagine discovering that the keys to a healthier and longer life are simply choosing a healthy diet, learning to cook healthy recipes, and eating more fruits and vegetables.”
Seniors who live in communities with few or no grocery stores around are at risk for malnutrition and are more likely to suffer from preventable chronic diseases and poor health conditions...