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 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Senior Life Center Dining Hall, or until all eligible participants have received a qualifying meal.  
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 older. Seniors ages 50-59 who are members of the Senior Life Center 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.

2017 Senior Senate Board Members

  • Mr. Jerry Diffenderfer, Senate President
  • Mr. Lee Murphy, Senate Vice President
  • Ms. Sally Moore, Senate Secretary
  • Mr. Gloria Russell, Senate Treasurer
  • Ms. Norma Chambers, Community Liaison