Food Services for Seniors provides nutritious home delivered meals to low-income homebound elderly and disabled people in the greater New Haven area. In addition to addressing the nutritional needs of the homebound elderly and disabled, LifeBridge also operates 20 senior community cafes in senior centers and subsidized housing projects. Our “Senior Dine” program provides a progressive alternative to dining at traditional congregate cafes by offering subsidized meals at local area restaurants.
MEALS ON WHEELS
The Meals on Wheels program addresses the nutritional needs of the homebound elderly and disabled, and delivers state-subsidized, nutritious meals to approximately 900 individuals residing in the greater New Haven area. A variety of therapeutic meals including chopped and pureed are available to satisfy specific dietary requirements. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday and weekend meals are provided as needed. Some clients qualify for financial assistance. Full fee service is also available for non-qualifying clients.
SENIOR DINE PROGRAM
This program offers an alternative to congregate dining at the senior community “cafes” at area senior centers and housing communities by offering meals at local area restaurants on specific days during the week with a fixed menu of 9-10 entrées. Seniors benefit from a varied menu in a social setting that lifts their spirits as well as nurtures their bodies. This program is funded in part by the Area Agency of South Central CT in partnership with LifeBridge. To be eligible for these programs, seniors must be 60 years or older and a resident of the Greater New Haven area.
For complete information about our food delivery options, please call Kathy Pontin, Director, at (203) 752-9919, kpontin@LifeBridgeCT.org.
If you are a care provider in the greater New Haven Area, and would like more information on the food services available to clients in your area, please contact Kathy Pontin, Director, at (203) 752-9919, kpontin@LifeBridgeCT.org.