Sutter County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Sullenger this week presented a proclamation to Jane Stan, the nutrition services and program manager for the Area 4 Agency on Aging, declaring the month of March the March for Meals Month.
Meals on Wheels America established the National March for Meals Campaign in 2002, to recognize the anniversary month in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years or older.
In Yuba and Sutter counties, the Home Delivery Meals Program serves 100 people 60 years of age or older. The meals allow seniors to live longer in their homes, which is the preference of 90 percent of seniors, according to surveys. The program targets those older adults who are frail, lack a sufficient support network to meet their basic needs, no longer drive, are homebound due to chronic disease and are living at or below the Federal Poverty level.
There are an estimated 23,000 people age 62 or older in Yuba and Sutter counties. The number will double by year 2035.
For more information, visit the Area 4 Agency on Aging website, www.a4aa.com
Jean Jordan, appointed last month to replace Ron Erickson as Sutter County Counsel, was sworn in on her first day on the job this morning by County Clerk Donna Johnston.
Mr. Erickson retired late last year after more than 30 years with the County Counsel’s Office.
Ms. Jordan has worked as a public defender, deputy district attorney, and director of a sexual assault and domestic violence center, and as an adjunct professor at an Orange County law school. She was working as the Director of Operations for the California State Association of Counties when she accepted the position with Sutter County.
In the U.S., clocks change at 2:00 a.m. local time. In spring, clocks spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; in fall, clocks fall back from 1:59 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The phrase "Spring Forward, Fall Back" is used to help people remember how to reset their clocks.