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SeniorCare Nutrition Program

The SeniorCare Nutrition Program serves those 60 years of age, and older.  Active older adults can join their peers for lunch at one of our Dining Rooms.  Our Home Delivered Meals program (Meals on Wheels) brings a meal right to the door for frail and homebound elders. 

Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.  Cardiac, chopped, and puréed meals are available, for those with special dietary requirements.  Meals with a special cold pack containing skim milk and a reduced carbohydrate dessert are also available.

There are no income eligibility requirements that apply to the meals program.   However, to help defray the cost of our meals, a voluntary, confidential $2.00 per meal donation is requested.  This suggested $2.00 donation does not cover the cost of each meal, but helps us provide seniors with an affordable choice. 

The Nutrition Program relies on donations, fundraising, grants, and corporate gifts, to augment the State and Federal funding we receive.  We participate in the Helping Hands of America Car and Boat Donation Program and donations from the community are always gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. To donate, call our Development Office at 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050, extension 503.

We invite you to view our monthly menus:

To find out more about meals or inquire about home delivered meals, contact us at 978-281-1750.  To reserve a meal at one of our senior dining rooms, call the Dining Room of your choice; reservations should be made by 10:00 A.M. the weekday before you wish to eat. 

MASSACHUSETTS SNAP (FOOD STAMP) APPLICATION

Senior Dining/Congregate Luncheon

Individuals age 60 or older and their spouses are welcome to enjoy lunch at one of our community dining rooms, conveniently located in area senior centers, elder housing, and other community spaces.  

The lunches are healthy and delicious.  In addition to a great meal, older adults can enjoy the companionship of their peers, obtain information on other programs and services, and access other activities.  A $2.00 per meal voluntary, confidential donation is requested to help defray the cost of the meal. 

To ensure a meal will be available, reservations should be made no later than 10:00 a.m. the day before you wish to eat. Please see our list of dining rooms.

Have a question about senior dining?  Contact the SeniorCare Nutrition Office at 978-281-1750 or toll free at 1-866-927-1050, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meals on Wheels

Who is Eligible?

An elder 60 years of age, or older,
or the spouse* of an eligible elder, who:

  • Is unable to prepare a balanced meal because of physical, mental, or emotional limitations, or
  • Does not have sufficient assistance from family, friends, or neighbors, to prepare a balanced meal, or
  • Is unable to comfortably or safely participate in the Congregate Dining Program

Elders who meet these criteria may be eligible to have a meal delivered to their homes, weekdays, by one of our friendly drivers.  See our home delivered meal menu for the month.

*The spouse does not need to be 60 years of age, but must reside with the eligible elder.

Meals on Wheels are delivered daily between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. excluding holidays.  At times, deliveries may be canceled due to poor weather or other difficulties; we advise having enough food on hand to cover such contingencies.

There are no income eligibility requirements. A $2.00 per meal voluntary donation is requested. While this does not cover the full cost of the meal, it provides an affordable choice.

To find out more about Meals on Wheels, or to volunteer as a driver or as a helper at one of our dining rooms, simply call 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050.   If you have a car or boat that you wish to donate, please let us know.
 

SENIOR MARKET - BROWN BAG

This initiative is a monthly supplemental nutrition program for elders (60+) living on Cape Ann who fall within USDA income guidelines.  The program is a collaboration between The Open Door, SeniorCare and local Councils on Aging to provide quality nutrition to limited income elders.  The two sites where the market takes place are Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester and the Rockport Senior Center in Rockport. Distribution on the first Thursday of the month from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
For more information, contact the Nutrition Department at SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050.