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Project Age Well is a program offered by Project Open Hand and supported by the Administration for Community Living that aims to improve health and wellness for older adults while reducing social isolation and nutrition insecurity.  

If you are interested, please fill out this form or contact us at agewell@openhand.org  or (415) 447-2448 and we will be in touch! 

How it works

Food: Clients can receive healthy, medically-tailored prepared meals and fresh groceries once a week for 16 weeks. This food can be delivered to your home or picked up at our Grocery Center

Individual Sessions: Clients have the opportunity to meet individually with our Nutritionist and Care Coordinator for personalized consultation on individual needs and wellness goals.   

Classes:  Clients attend classes once per week for one hour over the phone or online via Zoom. Clients can choose to participate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Classes are focused on two main topics 1) Nutrition and 2) Health & Wellness. View a list of our classes below.  

Nutrition Classes 

Health & Wellness Classes 

Setting Goals for Wellness 

Building Social Connection 

Eating Well 101 

Reducing Stress & Cultivating Mindfulness 

Variety of Fruit and Vegetables 

Protecting Your Brain Health 

Tools for Healthy Choices 

The Importance of Sleep 

Meal Planning for Savings and Wellness 

Preventing Falls 

Batch Cooking for Wellness 

Maintaining Mobility 

Food & Mood 

Taking Charge of Your Health 

Reflection and Special Diets 

Developing Healthy Habits 

You are Eligible If You... 

  • Are a Alameda County resident 

  • Are an English speaker or English language learner 

  • Are 60 years or older 

  • Can store and heat food 

  • Have access to a phone, computer or tablet. If you don’t have one, we may be able to loan you one –please inquire!

  • Feel socially isolated 

  • Have a chronic condition that is nutritionally impacted (ex: diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) 

Dietary Restrictions 

Project Open Hand meals are tailored to meet the criteria of a baseline healthy diet and can support a variety of dietary needs. You can view a sample menu here. At this time, we are not able to accommodate the following dietary restrictions 

  • Celiac Disease 

  • Crohn’s Disease 

  • Gluten free diet 

  • Keto diet 

  • Vegan diet 

  • Allergies to: linseed, flax, soy, coconut, egg, wheat, tree nuts, night shades 

If you have other dietary restrictions, please reach out and we can discuss if it can be accomodated. 

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