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No Senior Eats Alone Day

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The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) is inviting everyone to participate in No Senior Eats Alone Day on Thursday, September 12, or any day of their choosing during the week of September 9 through 15. The goal is to help make older adults feel valued and connected, establish better eating habits and improve nutrition and health. We also encourage partners to join us in drawing attention to the impact of social isolation. 

If you join and support No Senior Eats Alone Day, please post your photographs on social media and use the hashtag #NoSeniorEatsAloneDay.

Ways to Participate

Help make a difference—one person at a time—for the 190,000 adults over the age of 60 in Baltimore County:

  • Share a meal with an older adult that you work or volunteer with.
  • Take an older adult out to a restaurant or prepare a meal at home for them.
  • Provide a gathering space for older adults to eat together.
  • Host a special meal with activities and entertainment through a local church, community center or organization.
  • Provide a discount at restaurants or offer a special price for seniors. 
  • Promote the event through your friends, family and local organizations.
  • Sign up for a meal at a local senior center or senior housing facility, or invite an older adult to join if you already attend.

Partner Registration

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups, senior housing, restaurants and more can participate as a partner by holding either a public or private event on No Senior Eats Alone Day or during the week of September 9 through 15.

 Register to participate as a partner.

Event Dates and Locations

Register to attend one of the following No Senior Eats Alone Day events near you.

Thursday, September 12

Organization: Baltimore County Department of Aging
Location: All Baltimore County Senior Centers and nutrition sites.
Time: Varies depending on location.
Description:
Come enjoy a special meal with BCDA and its partners on this day to enhance awareness of the importance of living connected. We will be serving chicken cordon bleu, orange pineapple juice, yellow rice pilaf, buttered broccoli florets, white wheat roll, milk and blueberry crisp. (Kosher meals are available at specific sites.)
Cost: Free (donations welcome)
Registration: C
ontact your local senior center to register for the event. Attendees must register by September 3.

Community Partners

The following businesses and organizations are offering events open to the public in conjunction with No Senior Eats Alone Day.

Partner

Description

Location

Cost

Contact

Atrium Village

Lunch starting at 11 a.m. RSVP by September 3.

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Free

410-363-0330

Baltimore County Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman staff, volunteers and interns dine with residents during lunch and snack time. RSVP by September 2. Volunteer to assist.

Designated long-term care sites in Parkville, Towson, Catonsville and Dundalk.

Free

410-887-4200

Baltimore County Public Library

Enjoy a special meal with friends. Ages 60 and older are welcome for a meal from noon to 1 p.m. RSVP by September 11.
View the special meal flyer (PDF).

Five locations are available:

Free

410-887-0238

CCBC Essex Friendly Seniors

Alternate Date: Wednesday, September 11

The Essex Friendly Seniors attend three classes together beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. The group will break for lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend the programs for free and join the other students for a complimentary lunch. Interested seniors should call Patrick Heline at 443-840-5842 to RSVP and for directions concerning parking, shuttle bus and information on course topics. RSVP by September 4, 2019.

CCBC Essex Campus, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Free

443-840-5842

Epiphany Community Center

Alternate Date: Wednesday, September 11

Free community dinner from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Come as you are, bring a friend or your entire family! Everyone is welcome. No RSVP needed.

2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093 

Free

410-252-4465 ext. 109

Grind and Wine Restaurant

Alternate Date: Monday, September 9

A reservation is required to participate in "No Senior Eats Alone Day 2019." Guests must be 65 years or older. A warm lunch will be provided, which includes a soft drink and dessert. Grind and Wine will work with community sponsors to ensure that not only will we feed the body, but the mind, as well, with useful information in a take-home bag. You can also RSVP to kcarter@grindandwine.com. A confirmation code will be provided upon reserving your seat.

3627 Offutt Road, Randallstown, Maryland 21133

Cost of meal

443-405-7070

Hazelwood Inn

Receive 10 percent off your bill all day if you mention No Senior Eats Alone Day. No RSVP necessary.

4937 Hazelwood Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21206

Cost of meal

410-866-3116

Il Basilico Trattoria Restaurant

Adults age 60 and over may enjoy a 25 percent discount on lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when they mention No Senior Eats Alone Day.

49 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093

Cost of meal

410-453-6603

Liberatore's at Honeygo

Receive 10 percent off your bill all day if you mention No Senior Eats Alone Day. No RSVP necessary.

5005 Honeygo Center Drive, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128

Cost of meal

410-529-4567

Monaghan's Pub

Receive 15 percent off your bill all day if you mention No Senior Eats Alone Day. No RSVP necessary.

2121 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Cost of meal

410-944-3311

New Light Lutheran Church

From noon to 1 p.m., a delicious lunch is provided in good company and you are welcome! If you are 60 years old or older—come, there is a place for you. If you are less than 60 years old, you are welcome, too, but your cost of admission is bringing a friend who IS over 60 with you. Reach out to your older friends and invite them to lunch! RSVP required. You may also email office@newlightdundalk.com your reservation.

2120 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Free

410-284-6840

Red Brick Station

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seniors can enjoy a free Bread Pudding or Single Chunky Monkey dessert with any purchase when you mention "No Senior Eats Alone Day". No RSVP necessary.

8149 Honeygo Boulevard, White Marsh, Maryland 21236

Cost of Meal

410-931-8760

SAGE Academy for Lifelong Learning at Goucher College; Bon Appetit Management Company

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the SAGE Academy for a free lunch in their cafeteria followed by an intergenerational chat with Goucher students and their professor. All dietary needs can be accommodated. RSVP by Monday, September 9.1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204Freesage@goucher.edu

St. Johns Lutheran Church

Alternate Date: Sunday, September 15

From 12:15 to 2 p.m., enjoy soup and salad with a presentation on the intergenerational prayer project. No conditions or requirements.

3911 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, Maryland 21131

Free

office@stjohnssweetair.org

Sorrento of Arbutus

Enjoy 10 percent off your bill all day when you mention No Senior Eats Alone Day. No RSVP required.

5401 East Drive, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Cost of meal

410-242-4342

Squire's Restaurant

Alternate Dates: Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15

Receive a free soft drink with any purchase if you mention No Senior Eats Alone Day. Try the new $6 lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

6723 Holabird Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Cost of meal

410-288-0081

Saint Ursula Roman Catholic ChurchSt. Ursula is offering a free breakfast to all area seniors at 9 a.m. If you are a senior and would like to have breakfast, please RSVP to the parish office.8801 Harford Road,Parkville, Maryland 21234Free410-665-2111

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Alternate Date: Monday, September 9

Attend a complimentary lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m. about vascular surgery, featuring Andre Biuckians, MD, FACS, from Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC. The topics of discussion will include: what is vascular surgery, what diseases we treat, and common problems that might have a vascular cause. RSVP required. You can call or register online.

View the lunch and learn flier (PDF).

Thursday, September 12
Older adults can enjoy a 10 percent discount on their bill in the cafeteria. No RSVP needed.

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Noppenberger Auditorium, Maryland 21204

Free

410-337-1337

Waxter Senior Center

Alternate Date: September 18, 2019 

Stop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Senior Health Fair with multiple health screenings, health and wellness information, and exercise. RSVP by September 13.

Waxter Senior Center 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Free

888-886-6935

Y of Parkville

From 10 a.m. to Noon, breakfast will be offered with a "Show and Tell" icebreaker. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item to talk about with the group. RSVP to Deborah Crites at deborahcrites@ymaryland.org

8910 Waltham Woods Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234

Free

410-663-1300

The following businesses and organizations are offering events that are not open to the public in conjunction with No Senior Eats Alone Day.

  • Baltimore County Home Team Program
  • Beautiful Beginnings Home Care Agency
  • Boulevard Christian Church—Homeless Outreach
  • Caregivers of the Potomac
  • Comcast Veterans Network
  • Comfort First Home Care
  • Edenwald
  • Help At Home Services
  • Home Helpers Home Care
  • Knollwood Association
  • Marisol Johnson, State Farm Insurance
  • Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Middle River Assembly Of God
  • Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart
  • Mount Joy A.M.E. Church
  • Pickersgill Retirement Community
  • SCSEP Senior Community Service of Baltimore County
  • St. Isaac Jogues Church Food Pantry—St. Vincent de Paul
  • Sweet Potato Kids, Inc.

The following businesses and organizations are serving as Community Champions encouraging people associated with them to support and participate in No Senior Eats Alone Day.

  • CHAI
  • Pro Bono Counseling
  • Sacred Heart School
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church
  • Towson Unitarian Universalist 
  • Valley Baptist Church

More Information

Sharing meals together improves health, happiness and social connection. When older adults share a meal, it can:

  • Increase life expectancy.
  • Improve mental health and cognitive status. 
  • Encourage more nutritious meals with higher satisfaction. Older adults who live alone are 49 percent more likely to have poor nutritional habits, which increases their risk of illness and hospitalization.
  • Increase feelings of motivation to care for themselves.
  • Decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Lower feelings of depression and loneliness. Older adults who eat alone are twice as likely to be depressed and 79 percent more likely to have greater feelings of isolation.
  • Reduce risk for physical and psychological health decline. Older adults who eat alone are at a 59 percent higher risk of physical and mental decline.
  • Decrease risk of falls due to better nutrition.

For more information about No Senior Eats Alone Day, call 410-887-3052.

 
 
Revised September 10, 2019