On-site Meals Program
All Seniors are Welcome to Encore’s On-Site Meals Program!
Under the direction of Encore’s experienced and qualified Food Service Manager, and with the assistance of a competent and caring Kitchen Staff and volunteers, 330+ meals are prepared daily. These nutritious, well-balanced meals are served to seniors who attend one of two lunch seatings daily.
All menus follow U.S. dietary standards and guidelines meeting 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowance. Menus are pre-approved by a certified nutritionist from the NYC Department for the Aging, thus guaranteeing that all meals prepared and served at Encore follow strict standards.
In addition to the excellent quality of meals, Encore takes pride in maintaining an atmosphere of hospitality so that seniors may share a meal with friends and interact with staff in a pleasant, caring environment. Encore makes every effort to provide a comfortable setting which helps increases socialization and reduces isolation.
All seniors must be 60 years of age or older and must register with Encore as part of the NYC Department for the Aging requirements.
Monthly menus are posted in the Senior Center and listed in the Monthly Senior Newsletter. See Menu.
SENIOR CENTER ON-SITE MEAL SCHEDULE:
1st Lunch: 11:00 AM
(Tickets for 1st Lunch available until 11:30 AM)
2nd Lunch: 12:30 PM
(Tickets for 2nd Lunch available until 1:00 PM)
A donation of $1.50 is suggested for each person to help offset the cost of the meal. No eligible senior shall be denied a meal for inability or failure to contribute.
ARRIVAL TIME FOR EACH MEAL:
Due to the number of seniors who participate in Encore’s Lunch Program, it is necessary to adhere to time limits in obtaining tickets for each lunch period. This allows kitchen staff to adequately prepare the needed number of meals.
Encore makes every effort to adhere to the posted menus. However, there are times when unforeseen events or situations occur (delayed or incorrect food delivery, equipment breakdown, etc.). This may require menu changes. However, whatever revisions are made will adhere to all city & state requirements.
Encore will provide substitutes for seniors with religious or health needs which might require a substitution for a menu item.
For more information please contact:
Assistant Director, Senior Center: 212-581-2910, Ext. 127
Food Service Manager: 212-581-2910, Ext. 120