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Making Meals, and Memories, Across Generations

March 1st, 2017 Back to Browse Stories

St. Patrick Senior Center has been serving Detroit’s seniors since 1973. It’s now the Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s largest congregate meal provider, which means it dishes out a lot of meals to area seniors—meals that weren’t always high on fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s a problem with many possible solutions, but the one that St. Patrick’s is implementing as part of its Healthy Food Connect grant is as creative as it is healthful: It’s teamed up with Rising Stars Academy, a unique culinary school for special-needs students aged 18-26, to help local youth gain culinary experience while improving the health of local seniors.