Congregate meals promote better physical and mental health for older people through the provision of nutritious meals and opportunities for social contact. Congregate nutrition services promote independent living for the elderly.
- The provision of meals and nutrition eduation in a group setting at a nutrition site, senior center or multipurpose senior center, and ongoing outreach to the community
- Access by participants to nutrition screening, nutrition education and counseling on an individual basis, when appropriate
- Access to the site through transportation services
- Shopping assistance
- Health, fitness and other educational programs
- Recreational activities
The Division of Aging Services (DAS) administers this program through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Contact your local AAA for more information.