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Marti Ollanketo serves Melvin Larson on Thursday at the Appleton meal site. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Sequestration hurts senior nutrition: Forcing changes in services, closings at some sites


APPLETON — When winter’s cold takes hold, it’s very easy for seniors to stay homebound and dwell on all the problems in life, according to Lois Rudnick of Appleton.

Fortunately, she knows the antidote. She makes it a practice to head over to the senior nutrition site at the Appleton American Legion post on most weekdays.

“I just need to get out,’’ said Rudnick. The mix of good food and socializing with friends never fails to lift her spirits, she said.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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