News & Events

Find out what is happening at the Council on Aging and the various programs and events we support.


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Senior Nutrition Programs

This month the Council on Aging will be kicking off a Hydration campaign to encourage seniors to drink more water.

Most people don’t drink enough water, and, in my experience, seniors are worse about it. As we age our percent of body water content decrease because we lose muscle mass. Water does so much for the body and most people don’t realize. It can increase your energy level, help enhance strength, balance, and endurance. It really helps with digestion, and helps you feel and look better all around. Sometimes people get so dehydrated that they can get tingling sensations throughout the body, headaches, sensitive vision, constipation, increased stress levels and an overall “brain fog.”

Drinking water isn’t the only way to increase your hydration levels. You can also eat high water content foods like fruit – cantaloupe, watermelon, & strawberries, veggies like lettuce, cabbage, spinach and squash. There are so many more out there that are very high in water.

This month we will be giving out water with all our Meals on Wheels to help the homebound seniors make sure to get some water. I will also be providing bottled water at all of our senior congregate meals as well as our salad bars that include fruits and veggies.

If you would like to help out with the cost of the water or extra fresh fruits please feel free to donate at www.ravalliccoa.org/donate-volunteer/ by clicking on the paypal button on the page. Please put ‘Water’ in the memo box. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels, help at the congregate meals or one of our other volunteer opportunities please click the volunteer button on the same page and fill out an application.

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