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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 23, or any day of their choosing during the week of September 19 through 26. 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 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 NSEAD or during the week of September 19 through 26.

 Register to participate as a partner.

Community Partners

The following businesses and organizations are offering events open to the public in conjunction with NSEAD.

Partner

Description

Location

Cost

Contact

Abbey Burger Bistro

Receive a free ice cream with meal if you mention NSEAD. 4 to 10 p.m.

1604 Kelly Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21220

Cost of meal

443-449-5799

Alice's Family Restaurant

To be determined.

2909 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River, Maryland 21220

Cost of meal

410-687-2222

An Poitin Stil

15 percent off entire meal when you mention NSEAD. Noon to 10 p.m.

2323 York Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093

Cost of meal

410-560-7900

Baltimore Pub House

Seniors get a free dessert when mentioning NSEAD. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

520 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, Maryland 21221

Cost of meal

410-780-5285

California Pizza Kitchen

Seniors get 10 percent off their meal when they mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030

Cost of meal

410-785-3336

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Seniors get 20 percent off check, excluding alcohol, when you mention NSEAD. 4 to 10 p.m.

7600 Belair Road, Nottingham, Maryland 21236

Cost of meal

410-661-5444

Charles Village Pub

Buy a meal and get another meal at half price when you mention NSEAD to your server or manager. September 20 to 22, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204

Cost of meal

410-821-8155

Coffee Talk Cafe

Offering a complimentary small garden salad, and a cup of coffee or tea, and also a 15 percent discount on a menu item. Mention NSEAD to enjoy these deals. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

22 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204

Cost of item

410-296-1937

Conrad's Seafood Restaurant Perry Hall

Offering 20 percent off your check for any guests above the age of 60, excluding crabs, when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

9654 Belair Road, Perry Hall, Maryland 21236

Cost of meal

Call 410-529-3474 or reserve online.

 

Crossroads Bistro

Half price meals for seniors when mentioning NSEAD, dine in or carryout. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5200 North Point Boulevard, Edgemere, Maryland 21219

Cost of meal

410-477-6000

Deli-ish Dundalk

50 percent off for seniors that mention NSEAD. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

700 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 212221

Cost of meal

On Tuesday, September 21.
443-649-5259

Donna's Tavern and Restaurant

Receive a free dessert with any purchase when you mention NSEAD. Noon to 8 p.m.

6607 Pine Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Cost of meal

410-633-6677

Fish Head Cantina

20 percent discount offered to all seniors for lunch or dinner. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

4802 Benson Avenue, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Cost of meal

410-247-0283

Jerry D's Saloon

10 percent off entire check when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7808 Harford Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234

Cost of meal

410-665-0525

Mamma Mish's Homemade Dishes

We will provide a free meal to any senior, including a sandwich or platter, a drink and a dessert.

12600 Harford Road, Hydes, Maryland 21082

No cost

Stop in and mention NSEAD.
443-313-3119

McDonald's

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

502 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208

No cost

410-484-6261

McDonald's

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

1011 N Rolling Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21228

No cost

410-788-2700

McDonald's 

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

5637 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, Maryland 21228

No cost

410-788-5089

McDonald's

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

6005 Liberty Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

No cost

410-597-8689

McDonald's

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

1706 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208

No cost

410-653-5278

McDonald's

Anyone mentioning NSEAD will receive a free pastry or coffee. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

6650 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

No cost

410-277-8572

Miss Shirley's Cafe

60 percent off individual meal for those 60 or older with valid I.D. Mention NSEAD. 8 to 10 a.m. 

513 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

Cost of meal

410-889-3334

Olive Grove Restaurant

25 percent off your food bill when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

705 N. Linthicum Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Cost of meal

410-636-1385

Outback Steakhouse Canton

Offering 25 percent off for seniors over 60 years old (excluding tax, alcohol and gratuity). 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2400 Boston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Cost of meal

Mention NSEAD.
410-522-7757

Recompense Life Group

Let's converse about life over breakfast! Enjoy free iced coffee, fruit and muffins. Keep an eye out for the Recompense Life Group table. Please bring a chair or seat. 9 to 11:55 a.m.

3901 Hillen Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

No cost

Call 727-266-6415 and leave a message with number of attendees for RSVP or just show up.

Red Brick Station

20 percent off a meal when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8149 Honeygo Boulevard, Nottingham, Maryland 21236

Cost of meal.

410-931-7827

Reisterstown Diner

Lunch or dinner. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

11613 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

$13

On Wednesday, September 22. RSVP by Wednesday, September 11 by emailing reisterstowndiner@gmail.com.
410-517-1099

Requinity

Virtual event. Bring a snack and join students for Using Gmail. 4:30 p.m.

Virtual

Free

If interested, call Alison Vogrin, 410-887-2736 or email avogrin@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Scittino's Deli

12-inch one topping pizza. Mention NSEAD.

171 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

$7.99

410-456-2718

Sorrento of Arbutus

10 percent off your meal when you mention NSEAD. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

5401 East Drive, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Cost of meal

410-242-6474

Squire's Restaurant

20 percent off for seniors when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Cost of meal

410-288-0081

State Fare

State Fare will be hosting a bingo hall outside under the tent on Thursday, September 23. All guests that RSVP will receive a warm chocolate chip cookie for attending this function. Bingo cards will be supplied; we just ask that guests bring their own good luck marker to keep track of what numbers have been called. Prizes up for grabs! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

748 Frederick Road, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Bingo free, otherwise, cost of meal

Send an email to mikestatefaremd@gmail.com, or call the restaurant at 410-788-3273 and make a reservation by September 22.

The Curious Oyster

All seniors age 65 and older will receive a half sandwich and soup meal for $15. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

8161 Honeygo Boulevard, Nottingham, Maryland 21236

$15

Please use this link to register your participation by September 17.
443-725-5695

The Greene Turtle White Marsh

All seniors 65 and older will receive a 30 percent discount from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, Nottingham, Maryland 21236Cost of mealOn Wednesday, September 22.
410-497-3969

Timbuktu Restaurant

25 percent off a meal when you mention NSEAD. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1726 Dorsey Road, Hanover, Maryland, 21076

Cost of meal

410-796-0733

Towson Delly North

Fifty percent off any menu item for seniors. Mention NSEAD. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1711 York Road, Lutherville, Maryland 21093

Cost of meal

410-560-3399

Yes Chef!

Use code BCDA to get 20 percent off of total order valid through September 30.

Yes Chef! is a fully-prepared meal delivery service. Visit the Yes Chef! website to place your order for a Tuesday/Thursday or Saturday delivery to your home. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through September 30.

Delivery is available to 73 ZIP codes listed on website; some areas are restricted to certain delivery days.

Online (no physical location)

Cost of meal

877-937-2433

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

  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Middle River Assembly of God
  • Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart
  • Mount Joy A.M.E. Church
  • Savvy Seniors
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutherville

The following businesses and organizations are serving as Community Champions encouraging people associated with them to support and participate in NSEAD.

  • Cigna
  • The Baltimore County Fire Department
  • The Baltimore County Office of Tourism
  • The Baltimore County Police Department
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Restaurant Association of Maryland

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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