St. Luke’s Brings Back Senior Meal Program with a Delicious Twist

St. Luke’s University Health Network is reintroducing its senior meal program, providing older adults with not only good food but also good company. Following the temporary halt caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the program is back in full swing, serving up affordable and nutritious meals to seniors.

The dining room at St. Luke’s Anderson campus cafeteria is once again filled with laughter and lively conversation in the early evenings. Regular patrons, like Gary and Dorothy Midash from Bethlehem, have eagerly returned to enjoy the program. Dorothy Midash highlighted the unbeatable price of $3.99 per meal, expressing that they often visit five days a week.

St. Luke’s offers these low-cost meals to individuals aged 65 and older, as well as veterans, throughout the Lehigh Valley. The meals are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Luke’s Anderson and Warren campuses, and seven days a week at the Monroe location.

The program not only provides right-sized portions of nutritious food but also creates an opportunity for socialization. Robert Samra, the general manager of food and nutrition at the Anderson campus cafeteria, emphasized that the program is mentally healthy since it allows seniors, who may not get out much otherwise, to interact with others. Each meal is carefully planned to meet dietary guidelines, ensuring that it is healthy and satisfying.

Patrons like Dorothy Midash, who is diabetic, greatly appreciate the options available to accommodate their dietary needs. Fresh fruit is offered as a substitute for dessert, and there is a vegan meal available every day.

The senior meal program at St. Luke’s not only brings people together but also reflects the hospital’s commitment to its community. The program serves as a platform for seniors to form friendships and build relationships. After a temporary suspension due to the pandemic, the program is now back, allowing older adults to enjoy delicious meals, socialize, and save on dinner expenses.

For seniors in the Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s is once again a place where good food meets good company.

Často kladené otázky (FAQ)
1. O čem je program seniorů St. Luke’s University Health Network?
Program je zaměřen na poskytování příjemných a cenově dostupných jídel starším dospělým osobám. Po dočasném zastavení kvůli pandemii koronaviru se program opět plně rozjel a nabízí chutná a zdravá jídla pro seniory.

2. Kde je program dostupný a jak často?
Program jídel je k dispozici v kampusu St. Luke’s Anderson a Warren od pondělí do pátku od 16:00 do 18:00 hodin a každý den skrze týden v lokalitě Monroe.

3. Kdo má nárok na účast v programu?
Lidé ve věku 65 let a starší, a veteráni ve střední Pensylvánii (Lehigh Valley) mají nárok na účast v programu.

4. Jaké jídla jsou k dispozici a splňují požadavky na zdravou stravu?
Každé jídlo je pečlivě naplánováno tak, aby splňovalo výživové směrnice a bylo zdravé a vydatné. Jsou zde také možnosti pro lidi s různými dietními omezeními, jako například diabetiky, vegany atd.

5. Jaký je standardní ceník za jedno jídlo?
Cena jednoho jídla je pouze $3.99.

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