Congregate Meal Program

About the Program

The Congregate Meal Program is a daily lunch program that ensures a nutritious meal for seniors ages 60 and older. The program is sponsored in part by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging. Lunch is served Monday - Friday beginning at 12:00 p.m. while food supply lasts or until all eligible participants have received a qualified meal.  Lunch is served in the Senior Life Center Dining Hall.  First come.  First Served.  However, a 24-48 hour RSVP is strongly encouraged.  
Seniors do not have to be a member of the Lancaster Senior Life Center to participate in the lunch program. In order to join the program, the applicant must complete an intake form and nutrition assessment prior to participation. Participants must also participate in annual  nutrition education to remain in the program. There is no cost for this nutrition education. This program is sponsored in part by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.  To inquire about the program or set an appointment to register, please call 972-218-3780.


The program is available at no cost for eligible seniors ages 60 and better.  It is recommended that a $1.00 donation be given.  Seniors ages 50-59 who are not eligible participants may purchase the daily lunch for a fee of $6.53.

Senior Senate Board

The Senior Senate is the Nutrition Site Council for the Lancaster Senior Life Center. It is an elected group of representatives who meet monthly to make recommendations to staff regarding the Congregate Meal Program and to assist with Senior Programming. Each member of the Senior Senate is elected by Senior Life Center members to a one year team, and tasked with representing the interests of the Senior Life Center members during program planning, development, evaluation and implementation.

2018 Senior Senate Board Members

  • Mr. Robert Ware, Senate President
  • Mr. Lula Nunerley, Senate Vice President
  • Vacant, Senate Secretary
  • Ms. Linda Williams, Senate Treasurer
  • Mr. Joseph Boston, Senate Community Liaison