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Golden Diners Dining Centers

Eating Alone? 
Finding it difficult to prepare a healthy meal?

There is a solution ... join us for lunch!

Who can participate?

Meals are available to:

  • Anyone 60 years or older.
  • Their spouse regardless of age.
  • Any person with a disability who resides at home with an eligible senior also eating at the dining center.

Each menu has been approved by a registered dietitian and provides between
⅓ to ½ of the recommended daily nutritional allowance. Diabetic substitutions are available upon request.

Why is good nutrition important?

The Golden Diners Dining Centers are more than well-balanced meals. Fun and friendship are part of each daily menu!
Good nutrition is important at any age. In later in life, it can:

  • Lessen the effects of diseases prevalent among older adults
  • Minimize the risk of getting some diseases
  • Improve the quality of life and sense of well-being

Poor eating habits contribute to many chronic diseases including: osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems and chronic malnutrition.

It is never too late to improve the quality of your life through good nutrition!

What is the cost?

A suggested donation of $3.25 is asked for each meal. No eligible person will be denied a meal because of inability to make a donation.
Funding provided by Title III (Older Americans Act) and donations. Rock County COA Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity provider.

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations are required and must be made by noon of the prior business day. To make a reservation, please call 608-757-5474.

Five Dining Centers Serve Lunch

There are five dining centers in Rock County serving lunch Monday through Friday (except Evansville which serves only on Tuesday and Thursday), except on holidays:

To make a reservation, please call 608-757-5474.

Beloit:  Grinnell Hall Senior Center
631 Bluff Street

Clinton: Senior Center
508 Front Street

Evansville: Creekside Place
Two days a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays Only
102 Maple Street

Janesville: Riverview Heights
930 N Washington Street

Milton: The Gathering Place
715 Campus Lane

Home Delivered Meals

Why is good nutrition so important?

Good nutrition later in life can:

  • Help lessen the effects of diseases prevalent among older adults.
  • Minimize the risk of getting some diseases.
  • Improve the quality of life and sense of well-being.

Poor eating habits contribute to many chronic diseases including: osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems and chronic malnutrition.

It is never too late to improve the quality of your life through good nutrition!

What are home delivered meals?

Preparing a nutritious meal is one of the more challenging aspects of life for many older people. Rock County Home Delivered Meals is a service that brings hot, nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older.

Meals are available Monday through Friday. Frozen meals are available upon request for weekends and holidays.

Who qualifies for this program?

You can receive home delivered meals if you are:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Homebound (unable to leave home under normal circumstances)
  • Unable to obtain and prepare your own meals and have no other adult able to do so
  • A resident of Rock County
  • Spouses of eligible participants may also receive meals regardless of age

Are there other benefits to home delivered meals?

Homebound seniors appreciate the social contact with the volunteers bringing their meals and check on their safety and well-being. Volunteers also check on safety and well-being.

What kind of food will I receive?

Each meal will provide a minimum of 1/3 of the recommended daily nutrition for an adult. Each menu is reviewed and approved by a registered dietitian. Meals must provide adequate calcium, vitamins A and C, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. The fat and salt content of each meal is also closely monitored.

Is special diet food available?
The regular meals meet the requirements of the heart healthy diet. Diabetic meals are available upon request.

How much do meals cost?

The suggested donation for each meal is $3.65. No eligible person will be denied a meal because of inability to make a donation.

Funding provided by Title III (Older Americans Act) and donations. Rock County COA Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity provider

To find out more about home delivered meals,
contact the Nutrition Program Manager at
608-757-5474.

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