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No Senior Eats Alone Day

The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) is inviting everyone to participate in No Senior Eats Alone Day (NSEAD) on Thursday, September 14, or any day of their choosing during the week of September 10 through 16. 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 NSEAD, 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 200,000 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 NSEAD or during the week of September 10 through 16.

 Register to participate as a partner.

Community Partners

Share a meal with friends new and old. Enjoy conversation and stay connected. It’s been shown that sharing meals together improves health, happiness and social connection.

PartnerDescriptionLocationCostContact
Abbey BurgerSeniors purchasing a meal will get a free cup of ice cream or ice cream sandwich at the Mt. Washington location only when mentioning NSEAD. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1604 Kelly Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Cost of mealCall 443-449-5799
Baltimore County Public Library—EssexIntended for ages 60 and older. Lunch provided. 1110 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221
FreeCall 410-887-0295
Baltimore County Public Library—Owings MillsIntended for ages 60 and older. Lunch provided. 10302 Grand Central Ave
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
FreeCall 410-887-2092
Baltimore County Public Library—TowsonIntended for ages 60 and older. Lunch provided. 
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
FreeCall 410-887-6166
Baltimore County Public Library—White MarshIntended for ages 60 and older. Lunch provided. 8133 Sandpiper Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
FreeCall 410-887-5097
Baltimore County Public Library—WoodlawnIntended for ages 60 and older. Lunch provided. 1811 Woodlawn Drive
Woodlawn, Maryland 21207
FreeCall 410-887-1336
Carrabba's Italian GrillFree appetizer or dessert when you mention NSEAD.
130 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
Cost of mealCall 410-785-9400
Deli-ish50 percent off for seniors who mention No Senior Eats Alone Day.
700 Wise Avenue
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
 
Cost of mealCall 443-649-5259
Essex Diner20 percent off for seniors who mention NSEAD. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
15 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221
Cost of mealCall 410-238-1400
Fish Head Cantina and Rocking Sushi Bar15 percent off for seniors that mention NSEAD.
4802 Benson Avenue
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Cost of mealCall 410-247-2474
Garden and Grounds Bistro10 percent off and a free dessert for seniors who mention NSEAD.
1407 Clarkview Road, Suite 600
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Cost of mealCall 410-321-4141
Grind and Wine
Grind and Wine is a scratch kitchen where guest's food is prepared and cooked to order. On Thursday, September 14, our culinary team will design a free menu with much loved classics and our signature dishes bringing together a uniquely modern American lunch. Guests will enjoy entertainment (easy listening music) while meeting other senior community members.
3627 Offutt Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
FreeParticipating attendees can email Kelly Carter at kcarter@grindnwine.com
Hazelwood InnMultiple specials offered. Please call restaurant for details.
4937 Hazelwood Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
Cost of mealCall 410-866-3116
Jennings Cafe20 percent off for seniors who mention NSEAD. All week from open to close.
808 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Cost of mealCall 410-744-3824
Liberatore'sFree dessert for all seniors who mention NSEAD.
5005 Honey Center Drive,
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
Cost of mealCall 410-529-4567
Lib's Grill

50 percent off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 25 percent off from 3:01 to 10 p.m. for seniors that mention NSEAD. We will also give a $10 Bounce Back Card during the event.

5009 Honeygo Center Drive, Suite 101
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
Cost of mealCall 410-513-7133
Lib's Grill50 percent off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 25 percent off from 3:01 to 10 p.m. for seniors that mention NSEAD. We will also give a $10 Bounce Back Card during the event.
8191 Maple Lawn Boulevard
Fulton, Maryland 20759
Cost of mealCall 301-725-5427
Lib's Grill50 percent off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 25 percent off from 3:01 to 10 p.m. for seniors that mention NSEAD. We will also give a $10 Bounce Back Card during the event.
1204 Agora Drive
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Cost of mealCall 443-819-3608
Mamma Mish's Homemade DishesHalf price breakfast from 10 a.m. until noon for seniors. Half price lunch or dinner from noon to 5 p.m. for seniors. Special menu offered.
12600 Harford Road
Hydes, Maryland 21082
$8Call 443-313-3119
Michael's CafeFree drink or free dessert for seniors who mention NSEAD.
2119 York Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Cost of mealCall 410-252-2022
Middle River Assembly of GodCome enjoy a nice meal with us. We always have a fun time together. Please send an email with your name, address, phone number, how many will join us and any food allergies. 
9620 Bird River Road
Middle River, Maryland 21220
Free

Call 410-391-7993 or email Pastor Tina at Middleriverag@gmail.com

Miss Shirley's CafeMiss Shirley's Cafe Roland Park is offering 60 percent off an individual meal for guests who are 60 years of age or older, only on Thursday, September 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. Guests must mention NSEAD and show valid ID to receive this offer. Offer only good at Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park. 513 West Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, Maryland, 21210Cost of mealCall 410-889-5272,4
Red Brick StationFree dessert with the purchase of a meal when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8149 Honeygo Boulevard
White Marsh, Maryland 21236
Cost of mealCall 410-931-7827
Reisterstown DinerSpecial menu with the option of roast beef, roast turkey, pasta, liver, or meatloaf with one side and the option of a soup or salad. Bread or rice pudding for dessert for $12.99 or a 12-inch pizza for $10.99.11613 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136$12.99 or $10.99Call 410-517-1099
Silver Spring Mining CompanyGreat food and drink specials. 10 percent off any check when mentioning NSEAD.
8634 Belair Road,
Nottingham, Maryland 21236
Cost of mealCall 410-256-6809
Sorrento of Arbutus25 percent to seniors mentioning NSEAD.
5401 East Drive, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Cost of mealCall 410-242-6474

Squire's Restaurant

20 percent off to anyone dining with a senior and any senior that mentions No Senior Eats Alone Day.

6723 Holabird Avenue
Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Cost of meal

Call 410-288-0081

The Greene Turtle20 percent off entire meal for seniors who mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard
Nottingham, Maryland 21236
Cost of mealCall 410-497-3969
The Valley InnFree glass of wine and a free dessert with purchase of a meal for seniors mentioning NSEAD.
10501 Falls Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Cost of mealCall 410-828-0002
Yes Chef!20 percent off any meals ordered on our website for a delivery on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday in our delivery area. Simply got to www.yes-chef.com and type in the code NSEAD2023 upon checkout to receive the discount. This code can be used multiple times for the entire month of September. Online only!
1704 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Cost of mealCall 877-937-2433

The following businesses and organizations are offering events that are not open to the public in conjunction with NSEAD.

  • Savvy Seniors of New Christian Memorial Church
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Senior Adventures in Learning at CCBC
  • The Greens at Rolling Road

Visit this page in the future to discover businesses and organizations are serving as Community Champions encouraging people associated with them to support and participate in NSEAD.

  • Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Centers
  • Baltimore County Department of Police
  • Baltimore County Fire Department

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 NSEAD, call 410-887-2002.

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Department of Aging

611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Fax

410-887-2159

Director

Laura D. Riley