60+ Dine Meal Program to Launch September 11 at Allen County Regional Hospital Cafeteria

Iola, Kansas - Allen County Regional Hospital has partnered with Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SEKAAA) to offer nutritious meals for older adults through a new 60+ Dine program set to launch Monday, Sept. 11. The hospital’s cafeteria is the first location in SEKAAA’s 9-county service area to offer meals as part of this new program.

60+ Dine is administered through SEKAAA with funding provided by the Older Americans Act (OAA). The meals are available to adults 60 or older and their spouses. Disabled adult children living with a program participant are also eligible. Participants are asked to donate $4 per meal, but no one is denied a meal if they are unable to donate.

Those who wish to participate must first enroll through SEKAAA to receive a meal card, and add meals to their account. The 60+ Dine meal card is then scanned at the dining location and meals are deducted from the account. 
60+ Dine meals will be available at the hospital’s cafeteria on weekdays during lunch, from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. The 60+ Dine menu will be posted at the cafeteria counter daily and monthly calendar-style menus will be available for pick-up at the hospital and online at www.saintlukeskc.org/60dine

Representatives from SEKAAA will be on-site at Allen County Regional Hospital Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week (Sept. 11 – 13) starting at 10:30 a.m. to answer questions about the program and to assist those interested in enrolling. SEKAAA also plans to be at the hospital on Mondays, Sept. 18 and 25, starting at 11 a.m. For questions or to enroll, call SEKAAA at 620-431-2980 or visit www.sekaaa.com/nutrition.

About Allen County Regional Hospital
Allen County Regional Hospital is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 14 area 
hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, 
and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a 
commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research 
and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals 
assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the 
metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.

About Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging
The Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SEKAAA) was established in 1973, through the Older 
Americans Act, as a community-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Chanute, Kansas. 
Their service area includes Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson 
and Woodson counties. SEKAAA also serves as the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the same 
counties. Aging and Disability Resource Centers are a reliable source of information where people of all 
ages, abilities, and income levels can go to for help in planning their long-term services and support 
needs for themselves or their loved ones. SEKAAA receives funds from federal, state, and local entities,
and donations.