The Smithtown Senior Citizen Department offers a hot nutritious meal delivered to the homes of the frail elderly within the Smithtown community. According to Laura Greif, Program Director, “The meal consists of one-third of the current daily recommended dietary allowance for individuals age 60 and older. A regular diet meal is typical; however, we can accommodate diabetic and low salt needs.” All food in this program is prepared by Zan’s Kosher Deli & Restaurant of Lake Grove. Deliveries are made to participants in the late morning every Monday through Friday. A voluntary contribution of $2.50 per meal is greatly appreciated.
In order to be eligible for this program, an individual must first be assessed by the Smithtown Meals on Wheels assessor. The Meals on Wheels program is meant to be a temporary service and re-assessments are administered on a semi-annual basis.
Meals are delivered by volunteer drivers from our community. These kind individuals take time out of their busy schedule to help others within our community. Delivering Meals on Wheels requires as little as two hours a week, one to four days per month. If you have the time to spare we would love to have you join our wonderful group of volunteers!
In addition, for those individuals who would enjoy a daily meal in a congregate setting, we serve Monday through Friday at either 11:30 or 11:45 am. A $2.25 donation per meal is greatly appreciated.
Funding for these nutrition programs are provided by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services through the New York State Office for the Aging, and the Town of Smithtown.
For more information about the Smithtown Senior Citizen Department come visit us at 420 Middle Country Road in Smithtown or HYPERLINK “http://www.smithtownny.gov” www.smithtownny.gov or call us at 631-360-7616.