We have two programs that help make sure seniors in our region have access to good nutrition and–just as importantly–a chance to socialize and share a meal with other seniors. Our Congregate Meal program lets seniors 60 and over get a weekday lunch at a local community center.
The AAA 1-B supports senior dining programs throughout the region thatprovide a lunch on the weekdays for seniors who are 60 and older. Programs are usually held in community settings such as a senior centers, senior living facilities or churches. Seniors are asked to make a voluntary donation for the meal to help offset the cost. Spouses of those 60 and older can also participate in the program, regardless of their age.
Senior dining programs have many benefits other than providing a meal and good nutrition. These include getting out, socializing, and even having participants volunteer their own time. Senior dining programs are a great way to combat loneliness and make new friends.
Program times vary by location. For a complete list of congregate meal programs in your community, contact the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 1-800-852-7795.