Senior Activity Centers

Meals on Wheels currently operates two senior activity centers serving the entire County. Our senior activity centers offer a warm, welcoming "home away from home" to hundreds of Rockland residents. Participants develop important friendships and enjoy many activities together with a particular focus on health and wellness.

Our centers are currently located in Nanuet and New City. Each center has transportation available and provides a nutritious lunch that is prepared by our commissary. Kosher, therapeutic, and mechanically altered meals are available.

Socialization

Camaraderie

Recreation

Social Work Resources

Educational Programs

Eligibility

Any Rockland resident aged 60 and up who is able to participate in the program may join our senior center free of charge. You may call the center manager to make an appointment to visit the center and fill out a registration packet to join. Basic information, general medical overview and list of medications (in case of a medical emergency) will be included in the registration. Registered members may come to the center as frequently as they like (with reservation) – there is no minimum commitment to join.

Hours and Fees

Senior Activity Centers are open Monday through Friday generally from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Centers are closed on holidays and days when weather is inclement.

There is no fee to participate and no one is denied access based on economic limitations. The agency does ask for suggested donations of $4.00 per day for participants who eat the provided lunch and of $2.00 per day for those requiring transportation.

Programs & Activities

The centers provide socialization, camaraderie, recreation, social work resources and educational programs to our members. Our diverse event calendars include:

Exercise programs
Guest Speakers on a Variety of Topics
Musical Entertainment
Board Games/Cards/Bingo
Book Clubs
Shopping
Local Trips
Wii Tournaments
All-Center Events

A health and wellness program, "Alert & Alive", sponsored by the Office for the Aging, is offered to our members monthly. This program features speakers who provide presentations on a variety of topics that improve both the physical and mental well-being of our members. Speakers include dance therapists, authors, art therapists and doctors.