Eligibility for the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) varies from state to state, but in general, the following people are eligible:
- People who are 60 years of age or older.
- Spouses of participants, regardless of age.
- People with a disability residing with an eligible participant.
- People with a disability under the age of 60 residing in a living community where the ENP is provided.
Some states may have additional eligibility requirements, such as income limits. To find out more about the eligibility requirements in your state, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging or Senior Center.
The ENP provides nutritious meals to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. Meals are served at congregate meal sites, such as senior centers and community centers. In some areas, home-delivered meals are also available for eligible participants.
The ENP is more than just a meal program. It also provides an opportunity for seniors to socialize and participate in other activities. Many congregate meal sites offer activities such as exercise classes, arts and crafts, and games.
If you are interested in participating in the ENP, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging or Senior Center to find out more about eligibility and how to apply.