Congregate Meals and Flu Shot Clinics
Congregate Meals is a lunch program for individuals 60 years of age or older who would like to have a home cooked meal with the company of others who are similar in age. The meals are served at the Boone Pioneer Center, 1112 Story Street in Boone, at 11:30 a.m., and the Senior Association of Madrid, 237 State Street in Madrid, at 11:45 a.m.
Flu Shot Clinics will be held October 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boone location, and October 4, 11 a.m. to noon at the Madrid location. Call (515) 433-8329 to schedule a time. Also, indicate if you would like to eat lunch there on that day. Suggested donation for lunch is $3.75.
Congregate Meals is subsidized through Aging Resources and funded from private donors and a county grant. The meals are prepared by Nutrition Services at Boone County Hospital (BCH).
Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers wholesome meals to the elderly in their homes, Monday through Friday, and holidays. Frozen meals are available for the weekend, if needed. The recipients must be 60 years or older and have a need. They must be homebound or unable to prepare meals for themselves or don’t have anyone to prepare meals for them.
In fiscal year 2015, 3,700 congregate meals and 25,000 home delivered meals were served in Boone County. Both of these meal programs are sponsored by BCH Home Care Services.
If you or someone you know would benefit from either of these programs, please call Amanda Schwering, Home Care Services at (515) 433-8329 or (515) 432-1127.