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Monrovia Community Center Begins the First Senior Nutrition Lunch Program

Post Date:09/07/2018 8:00 AM

The Monrovia Community Center began the first Senior Nutrition Lunch Program, providing hot lunches to senior citizens in partnership with Serenity Care Health.

“The Senior Nutrition Lunch Program is a small way that we can serve the seniors in our community. We are providing our neighborhood seniors with a meal that is not only healthy and delicious, but also extremely affordable,” said Councilmember Larry Spicer, “at the end of the day, it was a beautiful day for the seniors!”

In conjunction with the Gad-A-Bouts and New Horizons Club, seniors will enjoy a nutritious lunch after the club meetings taking place every Tuesdays and Wednesdays. After a thorough search, Serenity Care Health was chosen as the meal provider due to their compliance to nutritional standards set by LA County, their licensed facilities and staff, and their cost-effectiveness. Serenity Care Health is well-known in the Monrovia community, as the company currently provides food for the Meals on Wheels Program offered by the Volunteer Center of the San Gabriel Valley and three meals a day for the residents at Henrietta’s Leven Oaks facility in Old Town Monrovia.

Many senior citizens do not have home-cooked meals because they live on their own. Through this new program, seniors are able to have at least one home-cooked meal a week amongst their friends, while avoiding unhealthy options like pizza, fried chicken, or dollar menu items.

“I am very excited about the new lunch program. The food was delicious,” said New Horizons Club Treasurer Ann Kaplan, “and getting to have real food is so much healthier than having fast food.”

Lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a suggested donation of $2.00. All seniors over 55 are welcomed to join the lunch, but will be required to become a club member after two visits. Memberships are $5.00 for the year. 

The Monrovia Community Center is known for a multitude of offerings which includes excursions, crafting clubs, educational discussions, and health & wellness activities. In addition, the Monrovia Community Center provide spaces for senior clubs to meet, play games, and fellowship with one another. For more information on events, programs, and activities, the Monrovia Today, the City’s quarterly brochure, we invite you to explore our website!