The Senior Dining Program provides individuals aged 60 years and over, with a hot meal in a friendly group setting at one of the four community centers throughout Citrus County. (Participants are also encouraged to join in the social activities, games and classes that are also offered at these community centers.)
The meals are prepared by a caterer who specializes in the Senior Dining program.
The program is funded through the federal Older Americans Act and also by participant contributions.
Who Can Attend?
All persons over the age of 60 are eligible to become participants in the Senior Dining Program. Unfortunately, due to limited funds, we are not able to serve everyone simply because they are over 60. Therefore, priorities have been established which take into account one’s financial, health, and social needs. By prioritizing, we can make sure that the most needy participants are assured a meal. This will help assure that the program will continue.
Is There a Cost for the Lunch?
Each meal costs Citrus County Support Services $4.25. We ask our clients to contribute what they can toward the cost of the meal. This will help to pay the cost of the meals.
How Do I Sign Up?
To sign up for Senior Dining, simply call our office at (352) 527-5975 to determine your eligibility. When you attend the meal site, the Site Manager will finish the required written application and explain the criteria involved with meal reservations.
I Don't Have a Car. Is Transportation Available?
Depending on where you live, transportation may be available. When you call about the Senior Dining Program, please ask us about transportation.
What if I am Unable to Attend A Dining Site?
You may be eligible for our Meals on Wheels Program.