Human Services Department

Senior Services Programs

Congregate Meals

The goal of the Congregate Meals Program is to provide individuals 60 years of age or older a low-cost nutritionally balanced meal served in strategically located centers where they can obtain other social services. Besides promoting better health among the older segment of the population through improved nutrition, this program is aimed at reducing isolation.

Anyone 60 years of age or older is eligible to attend Congregate Meals, there are no other eligibility requirements. There is no set fee, however a suggested donation for the meal is requested. Congregate Meals are served 5 days per week, excluding holidays. Reservations are required.

Transportation may be provided to and from some of the meal sites for seniors who do not drive.

Home Delivered Meals

Home Delivered Meal Service provides meals to frail, homebound seniors. If you or someone you know are homebound and would benefit from receiving our Home Delivered Meals, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337.

The Congregate Meals Program and Home Delivered Meal Service are administered by the Senior Friendship Centers,Inc. Service is provided entirely or in part with funds provided by the Older Americans Act or Community Care for the Elderly under agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Elder Affairs, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., and Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.

Meal Program

Meals are catered and ordered in advance at the following sites:

  • Rebecca Neal Owen Center - 941-373-0723, 27420 Voyaguer Dr., Harbour Heights
    Monday thru Friday - transportation is available
  • Christian City of Florida - 941-373-5090, 6433 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Grove City
    Monday thru Friday – no transportation available
  • Rotonda West - 941-373-5080, 100 Rotonda Lakes Circle, Rotonda West
    Monday thru Friday – transportation is available
  • Charlotte Towers - 941-373-5027, 2295 Aaron St., Port Charlotte County
    Monday thru Friday – transportation is available
  • Cooper Street Recreation Center - 941-373-1819, 650 Mary Street, Punta Gorda
    Lunch at 12:00 noon

If you are scheduled to attend a mealsite and are unable to, be sure to contact the mealsite manager and the Transit Division if receiving transportation.

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