Under the guidelines of the Older Americans Act, meal programs offered through the Department of Aging meet the nutritional needs of older adults as well as promote good health and continued independence. Anyone over the age of 60 (and a younger spouse) has the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious meal in the company of others in a community setting. Frederick County offers lunch daily at four senior centers and one weekly nutrition site throughout the County.
Meals are planned and prepared to meet at least one third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for older adults and follows the Dietary Guidelines for Older Americans. Nutrition education and health screenings are also offered.