Chemung County Eat Well Live Well
The Eat Well Live Well Congregate Meal Program
The Eat Well Live Well Program congregate meal program promotes better health throughout nutritious lunches, socialization, and supportive services provided at sites through the county. There is no cost to people age 60 and over, their spouses, and Eat Well Live Well volunteers of any age. A $3 per meal donation is suggested to help maintain services, but no one is denied a meal for inability to pay. Individuals under age 60 who do not meet the above criteria may participate by paying the full price of the meal. SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits are also welcomed.
Advanced reservations are required for this program. Please call the Department at 737-5520 at least one day prior to make reservations.
View site locations, dates, and times of service:
- Edward Flannery Apartments - 300 South Main Street, Elmira - open Monday through Friday with approximate serving time at 11:30 am
- George Bragg Towers - 115 Dewitt Avenue, Elmira - open Monday through Friday with approximate serving time at 11:30 am
- Park Terrace Apartments - 1281 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City - open Monday through Friday with approximate serving time at 11:30 am
- Villa Serene Apartments - 399 E 14th Street, Elmira Heights - open Wednesdays and Fridays with approximate serving time at 11:30 am
- Big Flats Community Center- 476 Maple Street, Big Flats- open Wednesdays with approximate serving time at 11:30 am
Home Delivered Meals
The Home Delivered Meals Program provides meals to eligible individuals who are unable to prepare meals. A primary goal is to help participants return to their optimal level of independence. Volunteers deliver meals through Meals on Wheels of Chemung County. Some therapeutic diet modifications are available through Meals on Wheels with a physician's prescription. A donation of $3 per meal is suggested to help maintain services. No one over 60 years of age is denied meals because of the inability to pay. SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits are also welcomed.
Nutrition counseling is available for approved individuals. A registered dietitian on staff provides one-on-one counseling on the relationship between diet, exercise, healthy aging, and disease. Our registered dietitian can help prepare diet requirements for any special diet needs the approved consumer may need.
Nutrition and Wellness Bulletins
Different nutrition and wellness subjects are discussed each month. The publications are delivered to home-delivered meal participants and are available at Eat Well Live Well congregate nutrition sites and the Department of Aging and Long Term Care.
Topics are presented at each of the Eat Well Live Well congregate meal sites a minimum of six times per year. Education is usually in group settings and can include a variety of topics including issues related to food and disease such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and heart disease.
New York State Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
This seasonal program provides coupons to eligible participants aged 60 and older for use at various Farmer's Markets throughout the state. For more information regarding participating markets and eligibility requirements, call our office at 607-737-5520 in July.