The Senior Meals Program is made possible by the Federal Older Americans Act of 1965 and many of the program standards are derived from the Act.
Eligibility: Age is the only requirement for participating in the services offered through the Senior Meals Program. Any person age 60 or older and their spouse, regardless of age, is eligible to participate in the program.
Home Delivered Meals: Are available to persons meeting eligibility requirements. Hot meals are delivered 5 days per week (Monday - Friday). All persons receiving meals are expected to make personal, daily contact with the volunteer making delivery; if a problem is evident referrals are made to the proper authorities.
Congregate Meals: Are served in a variety of settings including senior centers, housing projects, fraternal organizations, religious properties, city buildings, county buildings, community centers and restaurants.
Nutrition Education: Education materials from a variety of sources are utilized by the Project to help our participants understand the importance of good nutrition. Most of the lessons are provided in the form of written materials, which are distributed monthly to all interested persons.
Service Linkage: An added benefit of the meal service is the "Link" we provide to other services and information sources. Referrals are often made to other agencies that can help with participant concerns.