Catawba County News
Senior Nutrition Services Earns Statewide Award
Published: September 17, 2019
Senior Nutrition Services, a division of Catawba County Social Services, has received a Social Services Institute (SSI) Best Practice Award from the North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services.
The award was earned for a web-based route mapping application developed for Meals on Wheels of Catawba County by Senior Nutrition Services and the county’s Geospatial Information Services (GIS) division.
The Meals on Wheels mapping application was created to streamline and enhance the process of adding new Meals on Wheels clients to the agency’s home delivery services. The new application reduced the process of adding one new client to its delivery routes from 90 minutes to five minutes. The app also provides route optimization and mobile voice navigation components for volunteers making deliveries.
The Best Practice award from the North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services recognized Senior Nutrition Services in its Innovations in Services to Customers award category, which honors the county program or policy change that provides a new or unique service to customers. Senior Nutrition Services also received one complimentary registration to the organization’s Social Services Institute, an annual conference offering workshops and trainings related to best practices.
For more information about Meals on Wheels of Catawba County, visit www.catawbacountync.gov.