60's Plus Dining Program is located in many locations throughout our 10 county service area. In East Central South Dakota, these counties include: Brookings, Codington, Clark, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, and Moody.
Congregate meals are offered for lunch Monday through Friday, at senior centers, cafés, and apartment complexes throughout our service area. A variety of balanced meals, mostly comfort foods, are served in a group setting to provide quality nutrition, and socialization.
Star Card sites are fast becoming the choice of the newest generation of clients. Meals, such as breakfast, lunch and supper, are available depending on the location's hours of operation, and menu selection. A pre-paid meal card is purchased from one of our volunteers, or site managers. Clients have the freedom and flexibility to eat at a time and location of their choosing.
Also known as Meals on Wheels,
Home Delivered hot meals are provided Monday through Friday to clients who are unable to travel to, or meet at, our congregate or star card locations. A visit from one of our volunteers, offering a hot nutritious meal, often is the only social contact that many of our homebound clients receive each day, helping ease the problem of isolation.
Frozen Meals are available to any of our clients throughout our 10 county service area. Quality, balanced, nutritious meals, are flash frozen in specialty sealed containers. These can be heated in a microwave, or oven, and provide one third of daily recommended nutrition amounts. Frozen meals are an option for clients who cannot travel to one of our Congregate, or Star Card locations, and Home Delivery is not available. It is also a great option for any clients who need convenience, and wish to have meals ready to heat and enjoy at home.
Our minimum suggested donation is currently $3.90 per meal. This includes a 30 cent local cash match requirement. Many clients who can afford to, choose to donate a little extra to help support meals for those who are less fortunate.
By participating in the 60's Plus Dining Program, you will be helping to keep our network strong and active in your community. Your donation is needed to help provide services to those clients who are our most at risk, frail, and in need.
The best ways to help are to participate, donate, and advocate. Participation keeps our program strong, and gives a social connection to other clients. Donations can be made with funds or by volunteering time. We need help delivering meals in many of our communities. Lastly be an advocate for the program by educating your friends and neighbors of the importance of nutrition and socialization.