Elder Nutrition (Title VI)

Public Notice

As of January 11, 2022 the Pawhuska Elder Nutrition Center is closing the dining room area at the Pawhuska Center. The Fairfax Center is shifting back to sack lunches due to staffing shortage. We are doing drive up meals for those that want to come pick up their lunch.


The Osage Nation Elder Nutrition program is an organization of the tribal government whose intent is to provide services to the senior citizens of the reservation and service area. The Osage Nation Elder Nutrition serves those with the greatest economic and social needs. These needs include low income, frail and impaired elderly, the geographically and socially isolated, and the non-English speaking. It is our intent to improve the quality of life for our elders through fostering an environment of quality, dignity, and pride.

Elder Nutrition Program Director: Sue Slinkard


January 2022


The following qualifications are in place for the Osage Nation Elder Program:

  • Native Americans over the age of 55 - you and your spouse shall pay a suggested donation of $2.00 per meal.
  • Those under the age of 55 years, or Non-Native American shall pay the price of $6.00 per meal. This includes any employee that does not meet the qualifications of the program.