Senior Nutrition Services
Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis Counties
Senior Nutrition Services offers services that support older adults (60 and over) to live healthier, more active and independent lives, and make eating healthy and easy. Our meals are developed and approved by a licensed, registered dietitian to ensure that they are healthy and nutritious.
We offer Senior Dining meals at community dining sites and local restaurants, as well as delivering Meals on Wheels to the homebound. The meal service is available in the seven counties of the Minnesota Arrowhead Region.
Dine-in or Take-out Service Options
Local restaurants offer meals for adults aged 60+ throughout the day or over the lunch hour with no reservations required.
Community Dining Locations:
Community dining locations offer well-balanced, great tasting and affordable meals in a friendly, community atmosphere.
More than a Meal
Join others in your community for good food and fellowship. Come with a friend or make new friends!
- Delicious and nutritious meals
- Social opportunities
- Connections with trusted and caring people
- Helpful health information and education
- Recreational programs and special activities
- Volunteer opportunities for seniors and communities to share their talents, skills and gifts
How it works
Adults aged 60+ and their spouses of any age are eligible to receive reduced meal pricing by completing a NAPIS Intake Form.
Call (800) 662-5711, ext. 6899 to speak to an Intake Specialist.
Good Food at an Affordable Price
To help offset costs, we ask for a suggested contribution of $4.50 for each meal. (No one is denied service because of the inability to pay.)
Friends, family members and grandchildren are always welcome!
Guest under 60 years of age pay the full price that’s posted.
Hot, nutritious meals are typically delivered daily Monday through Friday. Frozen meals are available for weekends, holidays and other closure days.
Clients choose their delivery schedule (minimum of three meals per week). They also may choose to have a hot meal delivered daily by a friendly volunteer or choose a combination of hot meals and frozen meals delivered on the days that work best for them.
Nutritious frozen meals are available to seniors living in rural areas outside of the local Meals on Wheels delivery area. Ten or fourteen meal packs are delivered in the counties of Aitkin, Itasca, Lake and St. Louis County.
Our volunteers personally greet and get to know each person when they deliver the fresh, hot meals. Older adults enjoy the friendly, personal interaction which for many is the only person they see or speak to all day.
Family members gain peace of mind in knowing that someone is checking on their loved one daily. If the delivery volunteer notices anything of concern, family members are notified.
AEOA Meals are available to individuals through the Elderly Waiver (EW), Alternative Care (AC) and the Minnesota Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) programs. They provide services and support for people to live in their homes or a community setting. County social service case workers can call to get started, please complete the form and submit it via fax to 218.735-6960.
Good Food at an Affordable Price
To help offset costs, the program sends out contribution statements requesting a suggested contribution of $4.50 for each meal. No one is denied service because of the inability to pay.
To register call us at 1(800)662-5711 ext. 6899