Office for the Aging Nutrition Programs

Senior Centers - Lunch Club Program

The Lunch Club  Program is administered by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and is designed to help our community's older residents and visitors enjoy better health through improved nutrition. The Lunch Club Program is a congregate meal program for persons with 60 or more years of wisdom, their spouse of any age, or their adult disabled child of any age when accompanied by the person 60+. All Lunch Club  locations offer a nutritious meal. In addition, many locations also offer a complete calendar of recreational, cultural, educational, health and social services programs.

Transportation to Lunch Club

Transportation services are available at many programs for eligible individuals.  There is a suggested contribution of $1.00 per one-way trip for participants who receive transportation services to the meal program. The actual cost is $11.64/one-way trip. These contributions are put back into the program to create additional opportunities for individuals to participate. An otherwise eligible individual cannot be denied service for inability or refusal to contribute to the program.

Meal Contributions

  • The suggested meal contribution for Lunch Club is $3.50 per meal unless you earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Rate.
  • For those who earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, we suggest a contribution more in line with the actual meal cost of $7.50 per meal.  All contributions go back into the program to allow for expanded reach and improved services.

Guests

  • Persons who are not yet 60 or otherwise eligible may participate by paying the full $7.50 cost of the meal (this includes grandchildren and domestic partners under age 60 who are not a legal spouse, as well as paid staff or visitors that are not otherwise eligible).
  • Guests are defined as someone who is not otherwise eligible. An otherwise eligible individual does not need to be a resident of the community or location serving the meal. 
  • While you do not need to be a resident to receive a meal, some locations may require that you are a resident, or pay a fee, to participate in recreational programs not funded by the Monroe County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program.

Lunch Club Programs are located throughout Monroe County and each program is unique. Most locations offer activities and events based on the interests of people who attend.  All Lunch Club locations offer Nutrition Education and one-to-one Nutrition Counseling with a Registered Dietitian (see Nutrition: https://www.monroecounty.gov/aging-programs.php#Nutrition, for more information on these services). Meal selections change monthly and each site posts their meal calendar. If you have questions, contact your Senior Center/Site or the Office for the Aging at 585 753-6280.

Picture of man smiling with hands clasped.Senior Center Meal Sites

Due to COVID senior centers have adjusted schedules. Please refer to the Home Page for the most accurate days

Centro de Oro Senior Center
485 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 256-8900 x123
Serving Breakfast at 9:00am and Lunch at 12:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator. Centro's lunch menu differs from other Lunch Club locations.

Charles Settlement House
71 Parkway, Rochester NY 14608
Phone: (585) 277-0813
Located at the Charles Settlement House 2nd Floor.
Serving Breakfast from 8:00am - 9:30 am and Lunch from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.
(Charles Settlement House also manages the lunch program at Dunn Tower I - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30am and Dunn II - Tuesday - Thursday at 12:00pm for Dunn Residents ONLY. This program is currenly closed)

Chili Senior Center
3237 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 889-6185
Serving Lunch from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Community Place of Greater Rochester
145 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-0021 
Serving Lunch at 11:30 am, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Gates Senior Center 
1605 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 247-6100 
Serving Lunch at 11:30 am, Tuesday and Thursday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Greece Community and Senior Center
3 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 723-2425
Serving Lunch from 11:30 am-12:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Henrietta Senior Center
515 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: (585) 334-4030
Serving Lunch at 12:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Hilton Senior Center
59 Henry Street, Hilton, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 392-9030
Serving Lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Irondequoit Senior Center
450 Skyview Centre Parkway, Rochester, NY 14622
Phone: (585) 336-6078
Serving Lunch from 1:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

LIFESPAN Wolk Cafe Downtown
25 Franklin Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 232-3280
Serving Lunch from 11:30 am to 12:00pm Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

LIFESPAN Lily Cafe at the Maplewood Y
25 Driving park Ave., Rochester, NY 14613
Phone: (585) 341-4013
Serving Lunch from 11:30 am to 12:00pm Monday and Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

MARC of Baden St.
86 Vienna Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 325-4910 ext 1148
Serving Lunch at 12:00 pm, Monday - Thursday.  Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Ogden Senior Center
200 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: (585) 352-3250
Serving Lunch at 12:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Pittsford Senior Center
35 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (585) 248-6235
Directions: I-590 to Monroe Avenue.  East over canal. Turn right onto Sutherland Street. Left onto Lincoln Avenue. Senior and Community Center is on the right.
Serving Lunch at 12:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Southwest Senior Center
Montgomery Neighborhood Center
10 Cady Street, Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: (585) 436-3090
Serving Lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

The Lodge on the Canal
133 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-8161
Serving Lunch at 12:00 pm Tuesday - Friday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Webster Senior Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (585) 872-7102
Serving Lunch from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Monday - Thursday. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Wheatland Senior Center
22 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546
Phone: (585) 889-1284
Serving Lunch at 12:30 pm Monday, and Wednesday by reservation. Transportation may be available by calling the Center's Coordinator.

Meal Sites

A meal site differs from a Lunch Club site because it does not provide nutrition education, counseling or recreational programming. Meal sites only provide a meal that meets the 1/3 Daily Required Intake (DRI) of nutrients for an older adult. Meal sites have different menus from the Lunch Club Sites listed above.

Office for the Aging/Monroe Community Hospital [Temporarily Closed]
435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
Phone: (585) 753-6280

  • Tickets and program registration are available in the Monroe County Office for the Aging on the 3rd floor of MCH, Monday - Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • The ticket must be completed, signed, and given to the cashier in the cafeteria at time of service. The individual must abide by the program regulations and may only choose from items outlined on the ticket, unless the cafeteria administration needs to make a change based on availability. In those instances, the individual may only choose items based on the food choices defined by the cafeteria administration.
  • Individuals must be 60 or over, the spouse of a participant 60 or over, or the adult disabled child who resides with a participant age 60 or over. Due to health and safety regulations, participant may not be a resident or patient of Monroe Community Hospital.

Contributions for the Meal Only Sites

  • The Monroe County Office for the Aging suggests a contribution of $3.50 per meal for eligible participants.
  • If an individual earns more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Rate, we suggest a contribution of $7.50 per meal (actual cost of the meal).
  • Contributions for this meal site will be collected in the Monroe County Office for the Aging.
  • Participants will be provided an envelope and may, if the choose, confidentially provide a contribution in the locked box on the right side of the door as you are exiting the office.
  • Individuals may contribute using a check made out to the Monroe County Office for the Aging, and while this check will not be tracked or applied to any individual user, the individual does give up anonymity in making a contribution.
  • An individual who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements does not need to be a resident of Monroe County to participate in this program. An individual who is otherwise eligible cannot be denied service for failure or refusal to contribute a suggested contribution.

Home Delivered Meals

Meals at Home

The Monroe County Office for the Aging contracts with UR Medicine Home Care. (585 787-8397) to assist with better health through nutrition. Often mealtime becomes a real challenge for individuals who are recuperating from an illness or who are too ill or frail to prepare a meal. Meals on Wheels provides the valuable nutrition needed. Anyone can make a request for service.

To be eligible for this service a person must be:

  • 60 years of age; and
  • homebound; and
  • living alone or with someone who is unable to prepare nutritious meals and/or is absent during the day.

UR Medicine Home Care has numerous meal programs. The meals funded by the Office for the Aging have a recommended contribution of $3.50 per meal unless you earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Rate). For those who earn more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, we suggest a contribution more in line with the actual meal cost of $7.00 per meal.

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