Sedalia Senior Center adds soup/sandwich option to menu

Date: February 6, 2018 | Category: News

The Sedalia Senior Center has introduced soup and sandwiches on its menu in an effort to provide options to people who may still be in the workforce or to those who want a light meal.
The menu includes sandwiches such as chicken cordon bleu with beef and barley soup; chicken salad sandwich and corn chowder; chicken Caesar wrap with minestrone soup; BLT with chicken noodle soup; and turkey club with baked potato soup.
The sandwiches will be a regular offering on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“We are thinking about folks who may not have a lot of time or want to eat a lighter meal,” said Brenda Moore, Pettis County Services Director. “These meals will be as quick as fast food but a lot more nutritious.”
Meals at the senior center are provided to people 60 and older for a contribution; those younger than 60 may have lunch for $7. The lunch includes sides, dessert and a drink.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 312 S. Washington.
Moore said she encourages those who are working in the area to try this new meal option. Many people work well past the age of 60, when they become eligible for the many services that the Senior Center offers through Care Connection for Aging Services.
“This is a chance for people to get to know us before they need us,” Moore said.
Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit area agency on aging that offers a wide variety of wellness, recreation, insurance counseling and other services through its center.
Moore said people are surprised about the range of services offered. “They often tell me ‘I had no idea you do so much,” Moore said.
Head Cook Machele Thierfielder devised the new menu, which is being offered in addition to the two entrees and salad bar offered daily at the center. “I think we are the best kept secret in Sedalia,” she said.
To find out what’s on the menu, call the center at 660-826-0713 or visit goaging.org and go to the Pettis County/Sedalia Senior Center’s page.