Our senior dining program support elders by improving their quality of life with nourishment of both body and mind. Two extremely important components of older adults maintaining their independence are social interaction and adequate nutrition.
Often meal planning and preparation become too burdensome to accomplish and the lack of adequate nutrition compromises an elder's health. Community dining settings can provide a welcoming atmosphere to share friendship as well as a well-balanced meal.
What are congregate meals?
Congregate meals are for anyone age 55 or older and their spouse, regardless of age, that would like to enjoy a hot, well-balanced lunch and good company. Lunches are served around noontime at the Rogers Community Room.
Do I have to pay for these meals?
The cost for a meal is $4.00 for anyone age 55 and older and their spouse, regardless of age. If you are under age 55 the cost is $5.00.
How do I sign up for a meal?
Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. It is best to make your reservation in person at the community room or you can call 763-428-0976 and leave your reservation with your name, phone number, and meal date(s).
What kinds of meals do you serve?
The meals are provided by the chef at the Wellstead of Rogers and include a variety of nutritious home style meals! The current menu is available through the link above.
Are there desserts served with the meals?
Desserts are offered when available. We are asking for volunteers that would be willing to provide desserts such as fruit, pudding, bars, cookies or cakes. Please contact the Senior Dining Program by phone at 763-428-0976 or in person to sign up.
Do you offer meals to-go?
Hot meals to-go are available for the same cost as a dine-in meal. Meals are boxed in a Styrofoam container and are available for pick-up at the Rogers Community Room at about noon on meal days. Reservations for to-go meals must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 763-428-0976.
Where is the Rogers Community Room?
The Rogers Community Room is located at 21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers, MN 55374. It is attached to the Rogers Fire Station.
Do you accept donations to support the program?
We can accept donations in a variety of ways to assist with senior dining and other senior programs:
- Donated food such as canned fruit, lemonade, coffee (regular and decaf), and desserts can be dropped off at the Community Room during senior dining.
- Monetary donations can be made in person at the Community Room during senior dining or by contacting Liz at 763-428-0939 or by email, and specifying how the donation should be used.
Learn more about community dining. Contact us by calling Liz Dirks at 763-428-0939 or by email.