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April 2021

Lisa Manns with LifeCare Alliance's Claire Eastman and individuals from RTC Industries

BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER: RTC Industries honored for Meals-on-Wheels dedication

By | Featured News, LifeCare Alliance in the News, Meals-on-Wheels

Story published April 27, 2021, by the Bellefontaine Examiner:

LifeCare Alliance awarded Lisa Manns (pictured middle with the award) from RTC Industries with the 2020 Logan County Meals-on-Wheels Corporate Partner Spirit Award for her commitment to a meal route adoption.

Lisa looks forward to continuing her commitment to volunteer and to keep spreading the word to others about how they too can enjoy giving back through LifeCare Alliance’s programs.

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Click here to see the rest of the 2021 Spirit Award winners.

Car receiving drive-through meal at Carrie's Cafe

NBC4: LifeCare Alliance anticipates giving more free meals as weather warms

By | Carrie's Cafe, Featured News, LifeCare Alliance in the News, Meals-on-Wheels

Story published April 14, 2021, by NBC4:

LifeCare Alliance is helping more people put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle Jones, LifeCare Alliance’s Communication Director, says the Agency distributes about 5,000 meals at both their drive-through sites and in person.

Anyone who needs assistance can check out LifeCare Alliance’s programs page.

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Carrots with Tomatoes and Macaroni

Produce Pick: Carrots with Tomatoes and Macaroni

By | Senior Farmers Market

This year’s Senior Farmers Market application period has begun!

LifeCare Alliance, along with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will deliver thousands of boxes of fresh produce to seniors across seven central Ohio counties.

Last year’s produce boxes, which are funded by the USDA’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, included apples, carrots, greens, onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

What will you make with your produce box? We’ll be sharing some ideas throughout the spring and summer, with the help of the USDA. (Note: Ingredients in addition to the produce provided will need to be purchased to complete these recipes.)

Carrots with Tomatoes and Macaroni

Each serving of this delicious and quick pasta dish provides 1 1/2 cups of veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (small, chopped)
  • 4 plum tomatoes (chopped, from a can)
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice (from a can)
  • 6 carrots (large, peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, cooked

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, cook the onion in the oil until soft but not brown. Add the tomatoes, carrots, salt, pepper and sugar.
  2. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and cook over low heat, stirring often, for another 5 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and the tomatoes are cooked down to a sauce.
  3. Stir in the parsley. Mix the butter with the cooked elbows. Stir in the carrot mixture and serve.

Source: University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension, The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

About

The Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

LifeCare Alliance administers the local Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program in seven central Ohio counties. The program is funded by the USDA, with additional support from the Franklin County Office on Aging and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

Click here to learn more about the program or to apply today!

Apple and Chicken Salad served over lettuce

Produce Picks: Apple & Chicken Salad

By | Senior Farmers Market

This summer, LifeCare Alliance, along with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will begin delivering thousands of boxes of fresh produce to seniors across seven central Ohio counties.

The produce boxes are funded by the USDA’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and have been a popular offering for seniors across our area! Last year, items in the produce boxes included apples, carrots, greens, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Items vary by availability, but seniors get a great source of fresh, nutritious produce.

What will you make with your produce box? We’ll be sharing some ideas throughout the spring and summer, with the help of the USDA. (Note: Ingredients in addition to the produce provided will need to be purchased to complete these recipes.)

Apple & Chicken Salad

A deliciously balanced blend of crisp Cameo apples, celery, raisins, chicken breast and Greek yogurt-based dressing, served over a bed of lettuce.

Ingredients

  • 2 red apples (such as Cameo Apples)
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 2 chicken breasts (skinless, cooked, diced, about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 lettuce leaves (Bibb, Romaine, green or red leaf)

Directions

  • Cut apples in quarters; remove core and chop.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix all ingredients, except lettuce.
  • To serve, arrange lettuce on serving plates top with apple and chicken salad.

Notes

  • Weekly Menu Planning Tip: When you’re planning a dinner with chicken cook up extra chicken breast and refrigerate for later use in this salad.
  • Serve with 8 oz non-fat milk and 1 slice rustic whole grain bread.

Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation

About

The Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

LifeCare Alliance administers the local Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program in seven central Ohio counties. The program is funded by the USDA, with additional support from the Franklin County Office on Aging and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

Click here to learn more about the program or to apply today!