The Genesee County Office for the Aging operates a nutrition program that provides a daily nutritionally balanced hot meal to older persons. Besides promoting health and nutrition, this program is designed to promote opportunities to socialize with others and to improve access to a variety of social and health services.
All meals served provide at least one-third of the current dietary reference intakes as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science, National Research Council. Some special diets can be accommodated.
Meals are available, Monday through Friday, at one or more of the five congregate mealsites in the county and through our Home Delivered Meal program. Please see the Menu section of this website for menus for the current and upcoming months.
SENIOR FARMER’S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
Each year Office for the Aging receives Farmers’ Market Coupons to distribute to income-qualified individuals who are 60 years of age or older. The anticipated start date for distribution begins in July.
The program provides a $20 booklet of coupons to use at local Farmers’ Markets for fresh fruits and vegetables. The income guidelines are released annually and will be available at the start of the program. If you live in a subsidized senior housing complex you already qualify. OFA staff arrange distribution sites throughout the county for your convenience. Please call Office for the Aging at 585-343-1611 if you have any questions.
Any person who is 60 years of age or older; and their spouse or disabled dependent child no matter what age, may participate.
Everyone that participates has an opportunity to contribute. The current suggested contribution is $3.50 for those 60 years of age or older and $6.50 for any guest under 60 years of age.
Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by calling the Site Manager at the site of your choice. Site locations, phone numbers, and serving days are listed below. Meals are served at Noon unless noted otherwise.
Dining Site Locations
LeisureTimers Residential Facility
364 Bloomingdale Road
Serves: Tuesday and Thursday
Site Manager: Jackie Daunce
Phone Number: (585) 542-5984
Batavia Senior Center
2 Bank Street
Serves: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Site Manager: Colleen Hyde
Phone Number: (585) 343-1611
Havenwood Congregate Apartments
240 Richmond Avenue
Serves: Monday thru Friday
Site Manager: Kelly McDonald
Phone Number: (585) 344-1260
East Bethany Presbyterian Church
5735 Ellicott Street Road
Site Manager: Madeline McCready
Phone Number: (585) 409-4288
Corfu United Presbyterian Church
63 Alleghany Street
Site Manager: Barbara Wolf
Phone Number: (585) 599-3248
Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)
Home Delivered Meals are available to Genesee County residents:
Age 60 and over, provided they are:
-Incapacitated due to accident, illness, or frailty AND
-Lacking support of family, friends, or neighbors AND
-Unable to prepare meals due to lack or inadequacy of facilities, or an inability to shop, cook, or prepare meals safely, or a lack of knowledge or skill.
Individual consideration will be given for certain other circumstances. Services are available based on need without regard to income.
Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There is no delivery on holidays. Services may be discontinued at any time, or can be interrupted if needed for vacations or hospitalizations.
Everyone who receives a meal has the opportunity to contribute. The suggested contribution rate is as follows:
Effective July 1, 2017
Regular Noon Meal $3.50 Age 60+
Second Meal (Sandwich) $1.75 Age 60+ (Eligibility requirements apply. Prior approval by Office for the Aging Registered Dietitian required.)
Referrals may be made to the Home Delivered Meals Program by calling (585) 343-1611.
Nutrition Counseling by a registered dietitian is available to any Genesee County residents 60 years of age or older. Individual counseling can be done at the Office for the Aging or an individual's home. Appointments can be arranged by contacting the Office for the Aging Nutrition Coordinator at (585) 343-1611.