Fresh Produce Give-A-Way For Seniors!
A Senior Health & Wellness Program for seniors residing in Independent Living facilities in the Phoenix, AZ provides 3 months of free fruits and vegetables. Beginning in April 2012, Gregory’s Fresh Market Place/ GFMP, with produce donated by Walgreens, created the give-a-way as a way to provide often hard to find nutritious food to Seniors in the area.
The Walgreens Senior Outreach Health and Wellness Series began with the Senior Living Apartments at Henson Village. This location was chosen primarily because it is a food “desert” area. (Seniors must travel long distances to find nutritious food.) GFMP demonstrates how to easily prepare and enjoy the donated fruits and vegetables to receive the maximum nutritional value.
In addition, Walgreens’ team of trained pharmacists visit each Senior Living location to provide blood pressure screenings, answer questions relating to prescriptions, and share tips on how to stay healthy.