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Adirondack Health Improves Nutrition for Seniors

Adirondack Health partnered with Franklin County Office for the Aging and the New York State Ag & Market Department to provide seniors with coupons that can be used to buy fresh vegetables and produce from local farmers’ markets. Eligible, low-income seniors receive booklets of coupons that can be exchanged for produce and fresh-cut herbs at participating farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs throughout the state.

As part of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), this service promotes the goal of helping seniors improve their diets—a key part of healthy nutrition and aging well—by providing them with nutrition assistance and connecting them with healthy foods grown from farms within their communities. It also encourages and supports the development of more farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs, ultimately expanding access to fresh, locally grown produce for all community members.

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