Come join us for lunch at 12:15pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Donation: 60+ $5.00 under age 60/$6.00
Open to the public, no one is turned away.
MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM
TVSC Meals on Wheels program is a home cooked, nutritional, well balanced meal that is overseen by a registered dietitian. The meals are prepared 3 times weekly on site by our TVSC cook and volunteers. These meals are delivered by dedicated volunteers to home bound and disabled residents unable to cook for themselves for one reason or another.
On the 3 delivery days (currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday) there are also home cooked frozen meals (microwaveable) delivered to cover 7 days of meals if requested. These meals are also prepared and packaged at the Center and dietician approved. You do not need to have a physician's order to receive meals at your home. Anyone age 60 or older, home bound, recovering from hospitalization, rehabilitation, unable to cook, or finding it hard to cook because of proper food supplies or transportation can receive meals via a phone call to Rita Copeland at (802) 223-3322.
You can receive as many meals a week to cover your needs. You may receive meals long term or short term, whatever will help you have the proper daily nutrition to help you remain healthy and in your own home.
A donation of $5.00 per meal is suggested but regardless of ability to pay, meals will be delivered upon request. Our program is partially covered through a contract with Central Vermont Council on Aging through the Older Americans Act. We are reimbursed $3.50 per meal . The remaining cost of the program is funded by donors and fundraising efforts. We want to make sure that no senior goes hungry in the six towns we serve.
We provide a wide variety of services from information and referral programs. We offer free healthy exercise programs from Bone Builders, Tai Chi , Yoga and Meditation classes. We also host 6 week art classes with various instructors. With the collaboration of other agencies, we are able to host the blood pressure clinic, foot clinic, and tax preparation services during the year. We also collaborate with youth and student organizations to assist in youth skills development and hopefully, bring a more multi-generational center that everyone will enjoy.
The senior center serves approximately 1,000 meals monthly on-site and through the Meals on Wheels program. These meals are by donation only, regardless of ability to pay. Reservations are not required for on-site meals at the Center unless a group of four or more are attending the luncheon in which case a call to the center at (802) 223-3322 would be greatly appreciated. We encourage you to come and have lunch at the Center to find out what your local Senior Center is all about and everything that takes place at the Center.
There are no membership dues required for any of our health related services. Our goal is to help keep you healthy and to be able to remain in your own home. We have free bus transportation door to center for the six towns that we serve. These towns are Woodbury, Calais, Cabot, Marshfield, Plainfield and East Montpelier. Anyone regardless of age from any where can attend the Senior Center.
Being alone is a very big part of aging and socializing at the Center does help. You may think you will not know anyone but it is guaranteed you will know someone! At one time we had two ladies that lived in New York City , same school, etc., never knew each other until they got to talking at the Center and found out they were in the same school, same grades in New York. So the point is, it is a very small world and you will never know unless you visit.