Tricounty News

Healthy diet options for older adults

With the aging of the U.S. population, increased attention is being given to programs that lengthen and enhance the lives of older Americans. Since adequate nutrition is a critical part in maintaining good health and preventing illness, it is especially important for seniors to receive well-balanced, nutritious, tasty meals. That’s where Catholic Charities Senior Dining comes in.


Kimball Senior Dining 40-year celebration


Dozens turned out for dinner at the Kimball Senior Dining Site Wednesday, March 19, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Kimball was the second site started by W-IMG 7719Catholic Charities in its nine-county territory; it is now the oldest. “This is senior dining at its best,” said supervisor Shari Grebinoski during a small program after dinner. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.

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April 10: Volunteer celebration at Senior Dining

Kimball Senior Dining cordially invites the volunteers who serve there and the Meals on Wheels volunteers to an annual Volunteer Celebration Party given in their honor by Catholic Charities.

This will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Senior Dining Site at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 2. See Rosalea Hoeft or call at (320) 398-2211, ext. 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


EV-W Sr. Dining Menu March 24-28

Mar. 24-28

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up.

Monday: BBQ pork, peas, tropical fruit, bun/margarine, cookie, milk.

Tuesday: Chili, pears, lettuce/dressing, crackers/margarine, pudding, milk.

Wednesday: Baked chicken, baked potato, squash, bread/margarine, gelatin with fruit/whipped topping, milk.

Thursday: Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread/margarine, lemon angel food cake, milk.

Friday: Pub-house fish, whole potatoes, Prince William vegetables, bread/margarine, slice pie, milk.

Suggested donation for those
60 or older is $4, under 60 is $7. Eden Valley diners are served at the Civic Center (attached to the city offices building), and should reserve a meal by calling Mary Lou Newcomb at (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners are served at
St. Anthony Manor, and should call Peggi Gohman at (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. This service is through Lutheran Social Service, funded in part by a contract from the Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Minnesota Board on Aging.


Kimball Sr. Dining Menu March 24-28

Mar. 24-28

Monday: Spaghetti noodles, tomato meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread, broccoli raisin salad, sherbet.

Tuesday: Parmesan chicken breast, baked potato w/sour cream, broccoli Normandy, wheat bread, grapes.

Wednesday: BBQ pork on a bun, potato salad, country trio vegetables, chocolate chip cookie.

Thursday: Hot ham slice, creamy vegetable soup w/saltine crackers, squash, wheat bread, sliced pears.

Friday-Bingo: Breaded fish/bun or baked chicken breast/bun, baked beans, lettuce salad, warm apple slices.

Euchre anytime there are enough players

1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. As of Jan. 1, 2014, suggested contribution for persons 60+ and volunteers is $4, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7.50. 

REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The coffee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday.

For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.