Healthy, nutritious food fuels healthy lives, giving people the energy they need to exercise and move their bodies. The support of an encouraging community makes it easier to stay on the path to well-being.
Funded by a grant from the Humana Foundation, the San Antonio Food Bank’s Senior Wellness Intervention Model (SWIM) addresses food security and social isolation for local seniors who screen positive for social determinant of health needs. Healthcare providers screen for social determinants of health and refer at-risk seniors to SWIM’s Nutritional Navigators, who connect them with nutritious food, cooking and exercise classes and other wrap-around programs to address their needs.
Watch this video and meet Frances, a San Antonio senior. She and her friends take a healthy cooking class and exercise class with Nutritional Navigators, learning new ways to eat better and move more. They often eat dinner together, cooking for each other and sharing what they’ve learned about healthy eating and exercise.
Describing how she feels after eating well and exercising, Frances says, “And it makes you happy. You come, and the blood is running. It’s healthy for you!”
Together, Humana, the Humana Foundation and the San Antonio Food Bank are helping seniors access nutritious foods, move more and build relationships.
For more information on Humana’s CSR efforts, read the 2018 CSR Report.