Senior Dining

Senior Dining Sites - (Senior Centers)senior-dining

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?

Persons eligible to participate in the Senior Dining Program at no cost, with the opportunity to contribute to the cost of meals, include Citrus County residents who are:
1. Sixty (60) years of age or older and their spouses of any age;
 2. Disabled persons under 60 years of age who reside with persons over 60 years of age and accompany the eligible older client to the site
3. Disabled persons under 60 years of age who reside in housing facilities occupied primarily by older persons and at which congregate nutrition services are provided, when the participation of such individuals does not pose a threat to the well-being of the older clients and when such participation does not prevent the participation of older persons and their spouses; and 
4. Persons under 60 years of age on days they provide meal related volunteer services when the participation of such individuals does not prevent the participation of older persons and their spouses.

Is There A Cost For The Lunch?
There is no charge to receive your meal; however, donations are accepted, encouraged and appreciated.  The cost for each meal is $11.67 (includes In-Kind from the County for the Community Centers).  Meals are funded by the Federal Older Americans Act through the Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging.

How Do I Sign Up?
To sign up for Senior Dining, simply call or drop by one of our 4 community center locations: 

Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL 34461  352-527-5993
East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL 34450  352-344-9666
Hernando Area Senior Program, 2415 N. Florida Ave., Hernando, FL 34442  352-566-2328
West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Dr., Homosassa, FL 34446  352-795-3831

When you attend the community center, our Coordinator or Site Manager will complete the required written application with you 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.