Parkers Prairie Senior
The Parkers Prairie Senior Citizens meet in
the Prairie Event Center located at 201 West
Noon meals are served Monday through
Nutrition Services Incorporated (NSI)
provides the personnel, food, licenses
permits, etc. to offer this program. Bids
are sent out yearly to counties to bid for
the program for annual expenses.
The program is designed for seniors over
60 years old with no income guidelines.
Suggested meal price, which includes a
beverage and dessert, is $4.00 with
consideration for those with income
difficulties, pay as your budget allows.
Menus are sent to the site 90 days in
advance. Each meal provides all nutrition
and vitamins needed for the day. A large
part of the meals are made from scratch
daily with no salt added and a diabetic menu
available also. If someone is unable to come
to the Event Center frozen meals are made
and dated with a variety available. County
nurses, relatives or seniors can pick the
frozen meals up for shut ins or themselves.
Speakers are provided to offer medical,
financial and educational advice and help.
Watch for advertisements for dates and time.
Daily delivery of hot meals is available
Monday and Wednesday thru Friday.
Volunteers are a big part of this
program. There are meals on wheels volunteer
drivers who deliver a hot meal to the shut
ins every day. A volunteer greets people at
the desk and assists with ticket sales and
counting money. At meal time two volunteers
are required at each table who assist with
sanitizing the tables, setting the tables,
dishing the food, preparing meals on wheels
food for delivery and clearing and cleaning
the tables. Without these dedicated people
the program would not work as well as it
does. All able persons are welcome to
volunteer. In the past there there have even
been grandchildren and they have done a
Average daily serving is 40 meals, 20
meals on wheels and 20 frozen each day the
center is open.
The seniors meet once a month, usually
the last Friday of the month. Meal is served
at noon. Come at 11:30 am for coffee if
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