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Council on Aging - Nutrition

The Eagle House Senior Center serves as a congregate meal site operated in conjunction with the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) Elder Services Division. The Eagle House is also the site from which meals are distributed by volunteers to elders in their homes (Meals on Wheels). The meal programs are supported in part by state and federal funds.

MOC Elder Services contracts with a catering firm, with the food for both the congregate site and the Meals on Wheels delivered to the Eagle House four days a week. A Meal Site Manager is employed by the Town of Lunenburg oversees the local operation. Volunteers assist at the site daily. The meal site at the Eagle House is a gathering place for elders to socialize and enjoy a nutritious meal.

Any person over the age of 60 is eligible to participate in either program. To obtain a meal at the site, reservations must be made one day in advance, before 11:30 a.m. Monday meals must be ordered on Thursday. Menus are posted at the senior center, and copies are available to participants. They are also published weekly by MOC Elder Services in the Sentinel & Enterprise. A diabetic dessert is an option.  Call 978-582-4166 for reservations.

Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) are provided with prior approval by MOC Nutrition. Meals include a noontime hot meal, and/or frozen meals are available for weekends. Volunteers who deliver these meals receive a mileage stipend paid by the Council on Aging.  If you would like to make arrangements for meals on wheels call MOC Nutrition at 978-343-6259.

The cost for both site and home-delivered meals is considered a donation, with the suggested voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal. meal site participants place their contribution in an envelope available at each place setting. Home delivered clients are billed by MOC on a monthly basis.

Monday meal site consists of a "Soup & Sandwich" menu.  This is not a MOC Nutrition meal and the cost is $3.00

Every Wednesday is "Pizza Wednesday"  This is not a MOC Nutrition meal and the cost is $4.00

Last Thursday of the month "Salad Bar" is also not a MOC Nutrition meal and the cost is $3.00.

Last Updated: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:12pm