Nutrition Project for the Elderly - Congregate Meal Program
The Burlington County Senior Nutrition program is designed for individuals sixty years or older. The program is sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County and the Burlington County Office on Aging to provide seniors with low cost, nutritious meals along with a variety of activities and socialization with other seniors in the county.
We provide lunch to individuals who are 60 years or older or to individuals who are married to someone at least 60 years old.
There are Nutrition Site locations in Bordentown, Beverly, Mt. Holly and Moorestown.
Advance reservations are required for individuals wishing to eat at the Nutrition Site. This ensures we have enough meals for all to attend. Reservations are taken on Tuesday for the following week. Individuals may attend as many days as they like, Monday through Friday. We ask that if you make a reservation you keep the reservation. If you are not able to keep the reservation you must call the site and cancel the meal. Repeated cancellations can cause a financial burden to the program.
There is a recommended donation of $2.00 for a meal. No one will be refused a meal for inability to contribute. We do not accept food stamps.
At this time there is a waiting list for transportation provided to the Nutrition Site. An application must be filled out, sent to transportation and approved before taking the bus to the Nutrition Site. For those individuals already taking the bus, reservations must be made in advance. If you are unable to keep your reservation you must call the bus company to cancel. If there is an ongoing problem with reservations not being kept we will need to review the situation.
There are activities that take place at the Nutrition Site. Such activities may include armchair exercises, arts and crafts, games and presentations by professionals.
Employees of the county that work at the Nutrition Site are not trained to handle special health needs of individuals. Therefore, individuals attending the Nutrition Site must be fully capable of taking care of physical needs such as, using the bathroom, feeding themselves, ambulating from one location to the other, getting off and on transportation as well as being socially independent.