The Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) was established in 1973 as an integral part of the City’s continuum of services for San Antonio seniors, and providing a nutritional, nourishing meal remains the core service offered across all senior centers.
The goal of the mid-day meal is to support a holistic approach to wellness by offering a healthy meal which meets nutrition requirements in a supportive, engaging social setting.
In addition to providing a midday meal in a congregate setting, upon recommendation of the City/County Joint Commission on Elderly Affairs, the city’s comprehensive centers were developed to provide full wrap-around services focusing on health and wellness, exercise, cultural arts, computer instruction, nutritional education, case management and social activities.
The City’s comprehensive and part-time senior centers each offer a wide scope of weekly exercise and wellness activities; however, service array is highly individualized to meet the unique requests of each centers participants. Senior Center managers work closely with each center’s participants to discuss and evaluate the distinctive programming selections to ensure wellness programming requests are considered to best accommodate senior participants.