Senior dining centers have dine-in meals at 3 locations
Three Cooperstown area senior dining centers are open at the following times and locations.
• Cherry Valley Community Center, 2 Genesee St., noon Mondays and Wednesdays;
• Milford United Methodist Church, 113 N. Main St., noon the fourth Thursday of each month;
• Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.
Prepared meals are available to residents 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $3.50.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Central Kitchen at 1-607-547-6454.
Menus are available from the Central Kitchen or OFA’s Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/8vdm47e2.
Dining out program available to seniors in Otsego County
The Otsego County Office for the Aging has launched a Senior Restaurant Dining program for county residents 60 and older in partnership with OFA and area restaurants that offer older adults meals.
According to a media release, the program is designed to increase opportunities for socialization and community engagement, provide a nutritious meal with flexibility so participants may dine at various times and days while also supporting local businesses.
To participate, eligible residents must register with Otsego County Office for the Aging to receive meal tickets for a suggested contribution of $3.50 per ticket. Up to six meal tickets may be obtained per month.
Once registered, the participant can use the meal tickets at participating restaurants by presenting the ticket to the wait staff before ordering. The participant will then be provided with a menu offering meal selections that meet one third of the daily recommended nutrition requirements.
Instead of paying at the end of the meal, the senior will sign and date the meal ticket which will be retained by the restaurant and submitted to OFA for payment. Gratuity is the responsibility of the participating senior.
Participating restaurants to date include Jackie’s Restaurant in Milford, Southside Diner & Grill in Oneonta and Red Door Dairy Store in West Winfield and OFA continues to seek more participation.