Nutrition and Dining
Nutrition is an important part of older adult’s lives to keep them healthy and independent. Eating a nutritious meal daily helps support mental and physical function, helps prevent malnutrition, and may help manage some chronic conditions.
Senior Dining Program
Nutritious meals are provided for individuals 60 years or older (and their spouses regardless of age). For disabled individuals under 60, please call our office for eligibility. Meals are served at Six Senior Dining Sites throughout the county. In addition to getting delicious meals, each site provides an excellent opportunity to meet new people, participate in social activities, and keep informed of programs and issues through education and outreach. There are no income guidelines. Meals are available on a donation basis with a suggested donation of $3.00. We do require that you call the day before by 3:00pm (or 3:00pm on Friday for Monday) to reserve your place at the table. To make a reservation call 608-297-3146.
Home-delivered meals are provided to individuals age 60 or older who are homebound and unable to prepare adequate meals on their own. A referral from a doctor, hospital discharge planner, social worker, or health care professional is preferred. Disabled individuals may also be eligible to receive meals. Please call our office for complete eligibility qualifications. Nutritious meals are delivered to participant’s homes Monday thru Friday. Frozen meals, for the weekend, are also available. Meals are provided on a long term or short-term basis. Participants have the privilege of making a monthly donation to the program with a suggested donation of $3.25 per meal. No one will be denied a meal due to their inability to contribute.
Menus are approved by a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and follow the federal and state guidelines. Each meal provides 1/3 of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances of nutrients for adults and is prepared with no added salt. Meals are prepared locally in our Central Kitchen in Montello.
For more information about the Nutrition Program please call 608-297-3146.
WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION
Winter weather creates the possibility of closing the Senior Dining Sites and canceling Home-Delivered Meals. If Montello School is closed then the dining sites will be closed and home-delivered meals will not be delivered. Listen to the following radio stations for information on closings due to bad weather.
WCWC Radio 96.1 FM WDDC Radio 100 FM
WISS Radio 102.3 FM WBKY Radio 95.9 FM
There are other situations that may cause us to cancel meals. We will make the decision based on road conditions, weather forecast and the safety of drivers.
Please make arrangements to have your driveway plowed and walkway salted before the scheduled meal delivery.
If you have questions, please call:
(608) 297-3146 or toll-free (855) 440-2372