Monday, 10 June 2019 15:11

OCO Nutrition Services Hosts Open House

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Allison Griffin of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Nutrition Services (standing left) and Sara Sunday, Oswego County Aging Services Administrator  (standing right), visit with guests at the Open House Luncheon at OCO’s Dining and Activity Center located at 11 South Jefferson Street in the Lighthouse Church of God. Allison Griffin of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Nutrition Services (standing left) and Sara Sunday, Oswego County Aging Services Administrator (standing right), visit with guests at the Open House Luncheon at OCO’s Dining and Activity Center located at 11 South Jefferson Street in the Lighthouse Church of God. Submitted photo

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Nutrition Services recently held an Open House at its Mexico Dining and Activity Center in Mexico.

Representatives from the Oswego County Office for the Aging joined OCO staff in welcoming guests and serving a special luncheon to area seniors.

The event included live entertainment from Paul Vandish, which was sponsored by United Health Care, and a number of door prize drawings donated by area businesses; including oil changes from Dick’s Auto, gift cards from Stefano’s Restaurant and McDonalds, beauty supplies from Hair Boutique, Lou Lou bags and accessories from Terry Simonton, a remote device charger from Oswego AT&T, and gift cards to Kinney’s Drugs and Tops Friendly Markets, which were generously donated by a Mexico resident who supports the Mexico Dining & Activity Center.

Located in the Lighthouse Church of God, 11 South Jefferson St, in Mexico, OCO’s Activity and Dining Center offers those ages 60 and over the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious lunch with friends and neighbors and partake in a number of activities including crafts, games, socializing and other enriching activities selected by the seniors. According to the Government Centers for Disease Control & Prevention statistics show that seniors with an active lifestyle enjoy a variety of health benefits including decreased risk of falls, increased muscle strength and stamina and reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, social support from friends and family consistently relates to overall wellness in Senior Citizens.

In addition to the Mexico site OCO Nutrition Services has Dining and Activity Centers in Fulton, Hannibal, Parish, Phoenix, and Central Square. Through these sites and its Meal on Wheels program, OCO Nutrition Services provided over 240,000 meals in 2018 to seniors throughout Oswego County. Nutrition Services also has a registered dietician who is available to meet one on one with participating seniors to answer questions on healthy eating and create meal plans specific to their dietary needs.

For more information on OCO’s Dining and Activity Centers and the Meals on Wheels program, or to learn more about the services offered by Nutrition Services, contact OCO Nutrition Services at 315-598-4712.

OCO Nutrition Services programs are partially supported through grants from OCO partners: Oswego County Office for the Aging; New York State Office for the Aging; and the United Way of Greater Oswego, Inc. For more information on OCO Nutrition Services, visit www.oco.org. Now you know ... It’s OCO!

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