The Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services is committed to assisting our older citizens to remain in their homes and to actively participate in family and community life. The department provides services for seniors throughout the County of Saratoga. These services create opportunities for active older people and meet the needs of those at risk of losing their independence. Older people have access to information and referral services, transportation, job and volunteer opportunities, senior center and day care center programs, congregate and home delivered meals as well as case management and in-home services.

There are Meal Programs available to our older citizens. The Gather and Dine Program serves at meal sites Monday – Friday to qualifying seniors throughout Saratoga County. All participants receive a hot meal at 12 Noon. Diners must be 60 or older, and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reservations can be made either in person or via telephone by noon the day prior.

There are a few simple rules
Participants must be age 60 or older.

A completed registration form must be filled out annually.

Participants are responsible for signing up—at least ONE day in advance by 12 noon by calling the meal site or in person with the meal Site Manager. This reservation is REQUIRED. An individual MUST have a reservation to be served a congregate meal.

Lunch is served at 12 Noon.

All food/drink must be consumed in the dining area– no food/drink can be taken out. People under the age of 60 are allowed to eat with the program IF they are accompanied by a senior, they are considered a guest and there is a $8.00 fee collected. They must follow all the same requirements as a regular participant.

A monthly contribution letter is sent to the participants/60+ no one 60+ will be denied a meal because of inability or unwillingness to contribute (suggested contribution is $2.00 a meal).

Read the Gather & Dine brochure.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service also offers a Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

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