A new market for seniors

Fresh, affordable produce will soon be within reach for some seniors.

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be setting up shop near Stevenson House, an affordable housing community for independent seniors in Palo Alto, California. The local Rotary Club has awarded a $5,000 grant to Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC), which will use the funds to build the new Senior Produce Market.

“ESC is very excited to partner with the Rotary Club of Palo Alto to provide fresh, affordable produce to seniors at Stevenson House,” said Sheila Womack, ESC Director of Senior Produce Markets, in a press release.

The Senior Produce Markets are offered in 20 senior housing communities, senior centers and churches locations throughout Northern California. The markets combat isolation and build community by providing a social environment as well as resources about senior services. They are run mainly by senior volunteers.

The Palo Alto market is slated to open this summer.

 

 

 


Topics: Nutrition/Dietary , Operations