September is National Senior Center Month, Visit Yours for Lunch!

LUNCH CLUB:

The Lunch Club  Program is administered by the Monroe County Office for the Aging. It was created in 1972 as part of the Older Americans Act, and is designed to help the older person enjoy better health through improved nutrition. The Lunch Club Program is a congregate meal program for persons with 60 or more years of wisdom, their spouse of any age, or their adult disabled child of any age when accompanied by the person 60+. All Lunch Club locations offer a nutritious meal. In addition, many locations also offer a complete calendar of recreational, cultural, educational, health and social services programs.

Transportation to Lunch Club:

Transportation services are available at many programs for eligible individuals.  There is a suggested contribution of $1.50 per one-way trip for participants who receive transportation services to the meal program. These contributions are put back into the program to create additional opportunities for individuals to participate. An otherwise eligible individual cannot be denied service for inability or refusal to contribute to the program.

Meal Contributions:

  • The suggested meal donation for Lunch Club is $3.00 per meal unless you earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Rate.
  • For those who earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, we suggest a donation more in line with the actual meal cost of $7.40 per meal.  All contributions go back into the program to allow for expanded reach.

Guests:

  • Persons who are not yet 60 or otherwise eligible may participate by paying the full $7.40 cost of the meal (this includes grandchildren and domestic partners under age 60 who are not a legal spouse, as well as paid staff or visitors that are not otherwise eligible).
  • Guests are defined as someone who is not otherwise eligible. An otherwise eligible individual does not need to be a resident of the community or location serving the meal.
  • While you do not need to be a resident to receive a meal, some locations may require that you are a resident or pay a fee to participate in recreational programs not funded by the Monroe County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program.

Lunch Club Programs are located throughout Monroe County and each program is unique. Most locations offer activities and events based on the interests of people who attend.  All Lunch Club locations offer Nutrition Education and one-to-one Nutrition Counseling with a Registered Dietitian (see Nutrition: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/aging-programs.php#Nutrition, for more information on these services). Meal selections change monthly and each site posts their meal calendar. If you have questions, contact your Senior Center/Site or the Office for the Aging at 585 753-6280.

 

LUNCH CLUB LOCATIONS:

 

Centro de Oro Senior Center
817 East Main Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 256-8900 x23

Serving Breakfast at 9:00am and Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator. Centro’s lunch menu differs from other Lunch Club locations.

Charles Settlement House

71 Parkway, Rochester
Phone: (585) 277-0813

Located at the Charles Settlement House 2nd Floor.

Serving Breakfast from 8:30am – 10:30am and Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

(Charles Settlement House also manages the lunch program at Dunn Tower I – M,W, F and Dunn Tower II – T & TH for Dunn Residents ONLY)

Chili Senior Center
3235 Chili Ave., Rochester
Phone: (585) 889-6185

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday and Thursdays. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Community Place of Greater Rochester
145 Parsells Avenue, Rochester
Phone: (585) 288-0021

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Greece Community and Senior Center
3 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Phone: (585) 723-2425

Serving Lunch from 11:30am-12:00pm, Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Henrietta Senior Center
515 Calkins Road, Henrietta
Phone: (585) 334-4030

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, M, T, W, F by reservation. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Hilton Senior Center
59 Henry Street, Hilton
Phone: (585) 392-9030

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Irondequoit Senior Center
154 Pinegrove Avenue, Irondequoit
Phone: (585) 336-6078

Serving Lunch at 11:15am, Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

LIFESPAN Downtown
25 Franklin Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 232-3280

Serving Breakfast from 8:30 – 10:30am and Lunch at 12:00pm Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Serving Holiday meals at 11:30am.

MARC of Baden St.
86 Vienna Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 325-8134

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday – Friday (January – March) and 12:00pm, Monday – Thursday (April – December). Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Ogden Senior Center
200 South Union Street, Spencerport
Phone: (585) 352-3250

Serving Lunch at 11:30am, M,W, F by reservation. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Pittsford Senior Center
3750 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford
Phone: (585) 248-6235
Directions: I-590 to Monroe Avenue.  East on Monroe Avenue, past Pittsford Plaza.  Left into building.

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, M,W, F. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Southwest Senior Center
Montgomery Neighborhood Center

10 Cady Street
Phone: (585) 436-3090

Serving Lunch at 12:30pm, Monday – Thursday and 12:00pm  on Fridays. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

The Lodge on the Canal
133 State Street, Brockport
Phone: (585) 637-8161

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm Monday – Friday by reservation. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Webster Senior Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster
Phone: (585) 872-7102

Serving Lunch at 12:00pm Monday – Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Wheatland Senior Center
22 Main Street, Scottsville
Phone: (585) 889-1284

Serving Lunch at 12:30pm M, W, Th by reservation. Transportation may be available by calling the Center’s Coordinator.

Meal Sites

A meal site differs from a Lunch Club site because it does not provide nutrition education, counseling or recreational programming. Meal sites only provide a meal that meets the 1/3 Daily Required Intake (DRI) of nutrients for an older adult. Meal sites have different menus from the Lunch Club Sites listed above.

Office for the Aging/Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
Phone: (585) 753-6280

Tickets and program registration are available in the Monroe County Office for the Aging on the 3rd floor of MCH, Monday – Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

The ticket must be completed, signed, and given to the cashier in the cafeteria at time of service. The individual must abide by the program regulations and may only choose from items outlined on the ticket, unless the cafeteria administration needs to make a change based on availability. In those instances, the individual may only choose items based on the food choices defined by the cafeteria administration.

Individuals must be 60 or over, the spouse of a participant 60 or over, or the adult disabled child who resides with a participant age 60 or over. Due to health and safety regulations, participant may not be a resident or patient of Monroe Community Hospital.

Contributions:

  • The Monroe County Office for the Aging suggests a contribution of $3.00 per meal for eligible participants.
  • If an individual earns more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Rate, we suggest a contribution of $7.40 per meal (actual cost of the meal).
  • Contributions for this meal site will be collected in the Monroe County Office for the Aging.
  • Participants will be provided an envelope and may, if the choose, confidentially provide a contribution in the locked box on the right side of the door as you are exiting the office.
  • Individuals may contribute using a check made out to the Monroe County Office for the Aging, and while this check will not be tracked or applied to any individual user, the individual does give up anonymity in making a contribution.
  • An individual who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements does not need to be a resident of Monroe County to participate in this program. An individual who is otherwise eligible cannot be denied service for failure or refusal to contribute a suggested contribution.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

422 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

Serving Lunch from 11:30am – 1:00pm Monday – Friday.

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