Seniors eat well at the library

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Seniors get meal perks at the Millennium Café through a program instituted earlier this month.

The Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors (CHAMPSS) is a program offered through Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging that allows seniors age 60 and older to choose from different entrees and eat spontaneously at their convenience at CHAMPSS locations throughout our three-county area (Shawnee, Jackson and Jefferson).

Public services specialist, Matt Pettit, who serves on the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board, acted as the liaison between Jayhawk and the café to make this happen.

There is a suggested donation per meal and participants must attend an orientation to enroll in the program.

“Participants say they enjoy the flexibility offered through this program as well as the opportunity to be around people of all ages,” says Marie Pyko, public services director. “The program represents that the future of senior care is intergenerational and inclusive. We are very excited to see the response.”

Learn more about CHAMPSS

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.