Other Nutrition Programs

What are Congregate Meals?

Food, friendship and fun…along with interesting presentations

Missoula Aging Services hosts two roaming congregate meal events each month and you are invited! These meals are held across Missoula at various locations.

Reservations must be made for each event so we know how much food to prepare. Please call (406)728–7682 to make your reservation after the first of each month if you plan to attend.

We ask that all participants over age 60 make a voluntary contribution to attend. If you are under age 60, you may attend as a guest and are asked to pay $5 for the cost of the meal.

You will enjoy a variety of dishes at these congregate meals, plus a presentation on a topic of interest. Please join us for one of these fun and educational events.

To find out where the next Roaming Congregate Meal is, click here.

  • "The Congregate Parties are fun. I get to try different foods and meet new friends. Best of all, I get out of the house and I have something to look forward to each month!"
  • Upcoming Congregate Meals More

    Diners enjoy a locally grown lunch menu at Orchard Gardens.

    Diners enjoy a locally grown lunch menu at Orchard Gardens.

    Enjoy lunch with friends at either of this month's Roaming Congregate Meals! Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 9 or 23 at River Ridge Apts., 2840 Santa Fe Ct. Please reserve your place by calling 728-7682 after the first of the month.

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  • Liquid Supplement Program More

    Volunteers help deliver nutritional supplements.

    Volunteers help deliver nutritional supplements.

    With a doctor's prescription, Missoula Aging Services provides the liquid supplement product Ensure ®, at a reduced cost to residents of Missoula County who are at least 60 years old. For a list of available products and costs, click here. To view or print the intake form, click here. Call 728-7682 to learn how to participate in this program. SNAP benefits may also be used as payment.

  • Meals on Wheels More

    Nutrition Program Manager Curtis Hammond and volunteer Dick Blank assemble dental hygiene packets for Meals on Wheels participants.

    Nutrition Program Manager Curtis Hammond and volunteer Dick Blank assemble dental hygiene packets for Meals on Wheels participants.

    Every day dozens of caring volunteers deliver hundreds of meals right to the tables of people who are struggling with an illness, a disability or simply with the challenges of growing older.

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  • Diners enjoy a locally grown lunch menu at Orchard Gardens.

    Diners enjoy a locally grown lunch menu at Orchard Gardens.

  • Volunteers help deliver nutritional supplements.

    Volunteers help deliver nutritional supplements.

  • Nutrition Program Manager Curtis Hammond and volunteer Dick Blank assemble dental hygiene packets for Meals on Wheels participants.

    Nutrition Program Manager Curtis Hammond and volunteer Dick Blank assemble dental hygiene packets for Meals on Wheels participants.

What is the Farmers' Market Coupon Program?

Eligible seniors receive coupons that can be used to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at Missoula’s farmers' markets from June until the markets close in October.

To be eligible, you must be 60 years of age or older, a resident of Missoula County and meet income eligibility guidelines. You will be required to complete a Farmers' Market Coupon Program application form, which is available now. This is a seasonal program and applications are only accepted in the spring. Simply click the link here for instructions and application.

What is the Rural Nutrition Program?

Congregate meals are also offered to seniors age 60 and older in the communities of Seeley Lake, Condon/Swan Valley and Lolo.

To participate in a congregate meal, seniors are asked to complete a short intake form at their first meal. Completing this form helps the rural site you choose to maintain funding as a congregate site. Your donations at a congregate meal help support this program as well. Please consider donating an appropriate amount based on your income.

Click here to download a form you may complete and take with you to your first congregate meal at any of the participating sites in Missoula County.

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