Parkers Prairie Senior Citizens
The Parkers Prairie Senior Citizens meet in the Prairie Event Center located at 201 West Main Street.
Noon meals are served Monday and Wednesday through Friday.
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 great job.
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 you'd like!
Phone 218-338-6211 - Give us a call!