The OAKS Nutrition Program in Southeast Missouri

Rhonda Bramlett, Nutrition Project Director
Tracey Tripp, Nutritionist
Cassandra Smith, Distance Dining Coordinator

Center Dining

Food, fun and fellowship rule the happenings at the thirty-two(32) OAKS Senior Centers in Southeast Missouri. The Nutrition Program offers lunch dining opportunities to those 60+ or married to someone 60+. Lunch consists of a choice of 1 or 2 entrees, 2 or 3 vegetables, salad, bread, dessert, milk or an optional hot or cold beverage. Some centers also offer an occasional evening meal.

Activities and services vary from location to location based upon the resources available and the interests of the clients. Some frequently scheduled activities include: crafting, scrap booking, card playing, bingo and wii tournaments, exercise programs, dances, musical entertainment, health screenings and checks, educational programs, nutrition education and holiday parties. Particulars and schedules regarding the activities offered at each center may be found by visiting their website or by contacting the center directly.

Join the fun and take advantage of the opportunity to meet new friends and renew old friendships. A new adventure awaits you. See the full listing of centers on this website for the centers nearest you.

Home Delivered Meals for Persons within the Service Area of a Senior Center

Home delivered meals are available to persons 60+ and those married to someone 60+ who is not physically or mentally able to visit the center and lacks transportation to the center.

Meals are nutritiously balanced and offer an entrée, 2 vegetables, fruit or dessert, a bread item and milk. Anyone interested in home delivered meals for themselves, a family member or friend should contact the center closest to the home of the potential home bound client.

Distance Dining for Persons not Located Within Close Proximity to a Senior Center

Meals are available to clients 63+ who are Medicaid eligible and authorized for meals. Potential clients must reside outside of the delivery area of a senior center.

A 15-day supply of frozen meals is delivered weekly by Federal Express to rural clients.

Meals are planned by a dietitian and include an entrée, 2 vegetables, powdered milk, bread and margarine, fruit juice, and a dessert (fruit or cookie). Meals may be heated in the microwave or oven.

The client must be capable of heating the meal or have a caregiver assist them. For more information contact Cassandra (cassandra@agingmatters2u.com).