The Role of Congregate Meals at Senior Centers—History, Trends, and Future Considerations
Institute for Public Administration
Between 2016 and 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 and older (65+) is projected to double. In Delaware, this population is projected to increase from about 164,000 in 2016 (17 percent of the total population) to over 268,000 (25 percent of the total population). While many older adults rely upon existing social networks and are capable of managing their own nutrition, many might benefit from congregate meal programs hosted by their community senior centers.
Congregate meal programs, Senior centers, Older adults, Delaware