Office for the Aging Nutritional Services

Congregate Meals:

Senior Centers in Cobleskill (Mon.-Fri., Golding Park, 103 High Street), Jefferson (Tues./Wed./Thurs., Community Center, Rt. 10), and Sharon Springs (Mon./Wed./Fri., Firehouse, Beachwood Road) offer a hot noontime meal that provides 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance. A reservation by 1:00p.m. of the day before is recommended. Donations are accepted from those aged 60 and older, or the spouse of a senior regardless of age. Younger guests are always welcome but they will be charged a set fee.

Home Delivered Meals:

A meal filling 1/3 of the daily-recommended allowance guidelines is offered to seniors meeting program guidelines. Meals are delivered to the senior’s home. A regular, diabetic, or modified consistency meal is available. Donations are accepted, however no one is denied a meal due to an inability to contribute.

Nutrition Colunseling:

Nutrition counseling is available to any county resident 60 years of age or older. Appointments with the registered dietician can be made by calling the Office for the Aging’s Nutrition Coordinator. The dietician will visit the client, evaluate his or her needs, and develop a care plan to meet those needs. Written instructions and handouts are provided.

Nutrition Education:

Nutrition and related consumer and health instruction are provided by a registered dietician. Group presentations are scheduled once a month at each senior meal site (see above), and handouts are sent to home delivered meal participants monthly. Articles also appear in the senior newsletter bi-monthly.