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Nutrition Services

There are three centers located in Putnam County.

Buffalo Nutrition Center
(304) 937-3352
located at #48 Wrights Lane
Center Director – Tommy Atkinson

John Henson Nutrition Center
(304) 562-9451
located at 2800 Putnam Avenue in the City of Hurricane.
Center Director – Barbara Lambert

Hometown Nutrition Center
(304) 586-2745
located at 40 First Avenue North in the City of Hometown.
Center Director – Debby Easter


Services at Putnam County Centers Include:

  • Nutritious Meals – Nutrition sites serve a nutritious lunch daily, Monday through Friday, except on State observed holidays or periods of inclement weather. Please call the nutrition site for exact times.
  • Home Delivered Meals (to eligible Seniors)
  • Social Interaction – Great Conversation
  • Exercises
  • Daily Telephoning
  • Guest Speakers
  • Health Screenings – Blood Pressure – Glucose Testing
  • Health Fairs
  • Letter Reading and/or Writing
  • Monthly Parties – Birthday and Holiday
  • Trips and Picnics
  • Computer Classes with Internet Access
  • “Going Places” – afterhours trips focusing on social and educational outings
  • Volunteering with our “Seniors of Service”

Family Caregiver Support Program

This program focuses on the caregiver that is caring for a family member or loved one. Caring for a loved one or family member in the last years of life can present mnay challenges as well as opportunities for personal growth and enhanced relationship. You will learn ways to make the final years of a loved one’s life more comfortable while finding more meaning in the caregiving experience.

This six week program will help you to:

  • cope with changes, losses and life transitions
  • say what is important to friends and family
  • explore the spirituals aspects of caregiving
  • create positive caregiving experiences
  • talk about end of life care and make important decisions
  • know what to expect as caregiving becomes more difficult
  • provide comfort and dignity near life’s end
  • plan for your future

Learn important skills to help you care for others!

Call the John Henson Senior Center today and ask for more information.

Family Care Giver Support Program

Home Care Services

Home Care services are provided by Putnam Aging Program in Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam and Roane counties. These services include;

  • Chore
    • In Home Care
    • Community Care
  • Medicaid Waiver
  • Personal Care

For information on these services please call 304-755-2385 and ask for the Home Care Department.

Home Care Department

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

The West Virginia SHIP Program is a free informational, counseling and assistance program for people with Medicare. There are three aspects to this program, they are as follows:

  1. QMB – helps with all deductibles, monthly premiums and co-insurance.
  2. SLMB – helps with monthly premiums.
  3. QI-1 – helps with monthly premiums.

For more information about these programs in Putnam County call 586-2745 and ask for the SHIP Program Coordinator.

Putnam County Aging Program, Inc

2558 Winfield Road
Saint Albans, WV 25177
Tel: (304) 755-2385
Fax: (304) 755-2389
Putnam County, WV
Fayette County, WV
Confidential Comment & Complaint Line:
(304) 945-3122