The number of Tennessee residents age 85 and older is projected to grow by 76 percent by 2030,
according to AARP. Right now, though, 13 percent of Tennessee’s population is 65 and older,
with more than 106,000 residents being 85 and older. This means that the number of senior
citizens using community-based adult daycare facilities will be growing exponentially every
The Karamu Nutrition Program is proud to be a sponsor of the USDA’s Child and Adult Care
Food Program (CACFP). Adult daycare facilities provide daytime, non-residential services to
seniors who need or would significantly benefit from their services, such as close monitoring,
stimulating activities, healthy meals and companionship. Karamu Nutrition Program is dedicated
to making nutritious food easy and affordable for community-run adult daycare providers.
Nutritional requirements of people ages 65 and older are somewhat different from what they
were when they were younger. Though senior citizens’ metabolisms slow down, their bodies
require more particular nutrients. That’s why it’s imperative that they consume the kinds of
foods that are best for their ages, such as lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat
dairy, and foods that are high in fibers and low in sodium. Vitamin D is an imperative mineral to
aging bodies. For an older person to maintain his/her healthy body weight, he/she should
consume the correct amount of food for his/her age and body type.
Please help Tennessee’s senior citizens be healthy by donating to Karamu. You’ll be helping
thousands of older people maintain their well-being. The Karamu Nutrition Program, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent permitted under IRS regulations.
The tax-deductible donations we receive are invested back into the community. If you would like
to get in touch with us, please call 901-327-8401 or send an email to email@example.com.