Brown Family Foundation Donates $10,000 to Young At Heart’s Meals Program

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Young at Heart programs will get a boost thanks to grant money from the United Way of Southwest Wyoming.

ROCK SPRINGS — The Kim and Jody Brown Family Foundation has again donated $10,000 to Rock Springs Young at Heart.

These funds will be utilized to support Young At Heart’s Congregate Meals Program.

“We are glad to help out the seniors in the area, and there is always a need for these kind of programs” said Kim Brown.

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Through this program, Rock Springs Young At Heart provides a hot meal five days a week for our community’s senior citizens.

Meals are served in a group setting in Young At Heart’s dining room for a suggested donation of $4.

All meals are prepared under the guidance of a registered dietitian and provide at least one-third of an individual’s daily nutritional needs.

In addition to a healthy meal, the program is also designed to provide an opportunity for socialization which supports the physical and mental health of participants.

Last fiscal year, Rock Springs Young At Heart served more than 12,000 meals to senior citizens through this program.

“Young At Heart’s meals program is an important service that provides the support many of our community’s seniors need to remain healthy and living independently,” said Ryan Rust, executive director of Rock Springs Young at Hear.

“We are fortunate to have the continued support of the Kim and Jody Brown Family Foundation to be able to provide this important program in the community.”

Meals are served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2400 Reagan Ave.

Community members under the age of 60 are invited to enjoy lunch at Young At Heart for the cost of $6.