The Elderly Nutrition Program provides hot noon time meals for individuals 60 years of age and older through two different programs – The Meals on Wheels Program for homebound elders and the Lunch Program at Senior Nutrition Sites.
The program is sponsored by Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. and is federally and state funded through Title III-C of the Older Americans Act and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Donations from participants supplement these resources, and allow the program to expand the number of meals it provides. All contributions are welcome.
Volunteers are also welcome. Volunteers are needed to deliver the meals Monday through Friday and are reimbursed for the use of their vehicles. Volunteers are also needed to help serve prepared meals at the meal sites. Please contact us at (508)999-6400
SENIOR NUTRITION SITES
Hot noon meals are provided for consumers over 60 and their spouses. The meals are in a congregate setting at one of the fifteen convenient and handicap-accessible locations in the service area.
The meals are planned to provide between 700-800 calories, no added salt and one-third of the daily nutrients per meal as recommended for older adults. The meals contain no more than 30% of the daily fat allotment. Low sugar desserts and low fat milk are available for those who require this type of dietary item.
The added benefits of attending the hot lunches at one of the senior nutrition sites is socializing with friends and neighbors. In addition, the nutrition sites located at the Senior Centers offer a variety of programs such as health clinics, information and referral, recreation programs, exercise sessions, and craft classes.
- Reservations must be made. Please call the Nutrition Sites by 11:00 a.m. one day in advance.
- There are no financial eligibility requirements. A minimal voluntary donation is requested.
THE MEALS AND PUBLISHED MENUS
Meal Menus are also published:
- For each upcoming month in the Senior Scope and Council on Aging newsletters.
- For the upcoming week in the local newspapers including The Fairhaven Advocate, The Dartmouth Chronicle, Free Press, The Wanderer, plus daily announcements on radio stations WBSM and WNBH.