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It has been 27 months since we modified our senior congregate meal program to a drive thru experience in response to COVID.  In that time span, our staff and volunteers spent 342 days serving bagged lunches in the rain, wind, snow, and 112-degree heat (with some really nice weather also thrown in).  We began transitioning to a hybrid indoor dining/drive through model last July and have been working our way back to our “normal” congregate meal program.   That transition culminates on June 30th with the retirement of the drive through program in favor of indoor congregate dining.    We are exceptionally proud to have served just under 42,000 meals in these 27 months and we thank our partner, EJ’s Catering, for all of their contributions. 

 

The purpose of the congregate meal program is to bring seniors aged 60 and older together in a communal environment to satisfy each person’s needs for socialization activities.  Besides lunch, we encourage our program participants to engage in our pre-lunch (bingo, book groups, exercise activities, etc.) and post lunch (pinochle, mah jong, ping pong, field trips, and more) activities.  Here’s what our seniors can expect beginning in July.

 

  1. We’re holding our Independence Day Hot Dog Bash on July 1st.  We’ll feature good food, fun games, and a lot of smiles.  All are invited for this noon event.

 

  1. Lunch will be served at noon as a sit-down meal only.   A $4 suggested donation per meal is consistent with our pre-COVID practice and is being reinstituted.  Any individual under the age of 60 will be charged $7 per meal.

 

  1. Take home meals are not allowed by our funding.  This policy was suspended during COVID, thus allowing our drive-thru program.

 

We know that this structure will not meet the needs of everyone.  For those who need meals outside of our abilities, please contact our Meals on Wheels partners at (206) 448-5767 or mealsonwheels@soundgenerations.org.  Of course, we are always available to talk.

Senior Congregate Meal Program: 

COVID-19 update 1/10/2022

Happy 2022! We are open for in person programming, come say hi and learn how we have supported this beautiful community for 46 years!

what's for lunch?

Monday, August 8

Asian Beef Noodles w/Stir Fry Veggies

 

Wednesday, August 10

Baby Back Ribs w/Mac & Cheese

 

Friday, August 12

Grandma’s Chicken w/Mashed Potatoes

 

Menus are subject to change based on the availability of ingredients.

SENIOR

CONGREGATE LUNCH

MON/WED/FRI

PROMPTLY AT NOON

GMVCC SERVED OVER 21,000 MEALS TO

LOCAL SENIORS IN 2021!

we provide the most extensive array of human services available in our community

Last year we worked with over 35 partner groups to provide more than 40,000 hours of direct service to toddlers, teens, seniors, and families.

We provided over $240,000 in scholarship assistance to individuals and community groups that use our facility.

22010 SE 248th ST

Maple Valley, WA 98038

M-F 8:30am-4:00pm

Phone

(425) 432-1272

Fax 

(425) 432-3211