Senior nutrition menu
The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday at the Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Civic Center and the South Rome Senior Citizens Center, both in Rome; United Methodist Church, Vernon; United Methodist Church, Boonville, Noyes Manor Apartments, Sherrill; and Town Hall in Forestport.
It is essential to the success of the program that those who can afford to contribute do so. However, no one can be turned away because they do not contribute. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
Each diner receives an envelope into which a suggested voluntary contribution may be placed to pay for the $5 meal. A donation of $2 is suggested. The menu for the week of Jan. 16-20:
Monday — Meatballs with sauce, pasta with sauce, seasoned greens, Italian bread, and lemon pudding.
Tuesday — Kielbasa with cabbage, fresh boiled potatoes in jacket, rye bread, and apricots.
Wednesday — Sliced turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, dinner roll, and birthday cake.
Thursday — Beef Stroganoff, egg noodles, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, and pineapple tidbits.
Friday — Oven brown fish, O’Brien potatoes, tomato/zucchini casserole, whole wheat roll, and an orange.
Diet substitutes are available with some meals, upon request.