Congregate Dining.
Congregate and dining programs provide lowcost meals that are enjoyed in a community setting. Transportation may be provided.
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Cafe 55 Plus
Salvation Army (The)
Phone: 905-627-0572
Contact: Shirley Molloy, Director
Address: 150 King St W Ste 1, Dundas, ON, L9H 1V4
Dates: Sep-Jun
Hours: Thu 10 am-2:30 pm
Cost: Program - $5
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Residents in Dundas, Ancaster, Flamborough and West Hamilton (west of Highway 403).
How to apply:
Program provides games, fellowship, and learning opportunities in a fun environment to develop companionship among seniors. Congregate/Group Senior Dining available from Sep-Jun.
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Congregate Dining
VON Hamilton
Phone: 905-522-1022
Contact: Annette Thompson, Coordinator, Community Support Services
1. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, 2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E4
2. Idlewyld Manor, 449 Sanatorium Rd, Hamilton, ON, L9C 2A7
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Every other Tue 12 noon-2 pm
Cost: Program - Program: $9.50/meal maximum * Transportation: available for additional fee; fees adjusted to ability to pay * participants are invoiced monthly
Who can access this service?: Seniors and people with disabilities
How to apply:
Participants receive a meal served in a group setting that provides an opportunity for socializing. Developed for older adults and adults with disabilities who would like to get out of the house more. Transportation is available for a fee.
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Diners' Club Congregate Dining Program
Glanbrook Community Services
Phone: 905-692-3464
Contact: Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Address: 4280 Binbrook Rd Unit 2, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1C0
Hours: Third Thu of each month noon * Office Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: Program - $10 includes meal, dessert, and tea/coffee;
Who can access this service?: Open to seniors and most older adults
How to apply: Call to register
Program offers a monthly nutritious meal and social time at a location in Glanbrook/Binbrook. Participants from outside of Glanbrook are welcome, but must arrange their own transportation. Transportation can be arranged for participants who reside in Glanbrook.
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Diners Club
Welcome Inn Community Centre
Phone: 905-525-5824
Contact: Ruth Kaulback, Volunteer & Seniors Coordinator
Address: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 3Y3
Hours: Tue 12 noon-2 pm
Cost: None - social interaction; Program - Tuesday meal: $3.50
Who can access this service?: Seniors living in the central and north end of Hamilton
How to apply:
Program provides an affordable homemade meal and social interaction. Transportation is available.
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McQuesten Senior's Program
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-2814 ext 261
Contact: Destiny Wray,
Address: St Helen's School, 785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6
Hours: Admin: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 am-4 pm * Lunch: 2nd Tue of the month 12 noon-1 pm
Cost: Membership - $10/year
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Seniors, people who are retired
How to apply:
Program provides a variety of activities and programs to promote enjoyment and well being for older adults and retirees. Offering bingo, euchre and more. Also, fitness and strength training, speaker events on topics relevant to seniors and pot luck lunches.
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Pancake Tuesdays
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-522-3233
Address: 71 Rebecca St, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1B6
Hours: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10 am-12 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply:
Drop in for a quick meal and to connect with service providers, health information, emergency supplies and other items.
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Seniors Drop-In Centre
St. Matthew's House
Phone: 905-523-5546 ext 240
Contact: Alexandra Grant, Supervisor, Social Services
Address: Eva Rothwell Centre, 460 Wentworth St N 1st Floor, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5W8
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm: Breakfast 9 am-9:45 am and Lunch 12 pm-1:15 pm * Fri 9 am-1 pm: Breakfast 9 am-9:45 am and Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Seniors
How to apply: Contact agency
Program provides a casual space for seniors to gather and socialize with an emphasis on low-income seniors who are vulnerable, potentially isolated or are living in at-risk conditions. Also offering light breakfast and lunch daily, TV, movies, newspapers, books, games and a free weekly chair exercise program. Provides referrals to internal services at St. Matthew’s House or external organizations or agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services. Outreach workers provide friendly visiting to seniors at home for health and safety checks, and assist seniors in crisis situations.