The Ethos Nutrition program is the oldest program in the organization, dating to 1973. Ethos offers Meals on Wheels, Community Cafes and nutrition check ups from a licensed dietician.
The Ethos Nutrition program is the oldest program in the organization, dating to 1973. Ethos began as a single group meal program in Roslindale. Today there are 15 community cafes throughout southwest Boston (and 1 in Back Bay). Community cafes are open to any person 60 or over. If a spouse is under 60, they are welcome as are younger residents of a building that houses a community café. An anonymous, confidential donation of $2.00 per meal is requested. The community cafes sponsor events ranging from summer barbecues to exercise programs to political events.
Meals-on-wheels are a major part of the Nutrition Program. People 60 or over in southwest Boston, Allston and Brighton who are unable to easily leave the house and cannot prepare a nutritious meal, are eligible for the program. Ethos requests a donation of $2.00 per meal and sends a reminder each month.
The nutrition program also includes “Nutrition Check-ups” from a registered dietitian, with the option of a full assessment and nutrition plan. Thanks to a grant from the City of Boston, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, this service is available for a donation, not a fee.
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