Montgomery County is expanding its meals programs for elderly residents to serve more people at lunch and to begin serving an evening meal.
The Division of Elder Affairs has started serving hot dinners at 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Ave., Wheaton. An entertainment program follows from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The lunch programs, which began in 1974, offer the elderly a chance to socialize as well as to eat a hot nutritional meal at any of 13 locations. Currently, 900 senior citizens participate daily in the lunch program. Educational, recreational and cultural activities often are offered after lunch.
Suggested contributions of 95 cents are accepted for meals. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 468-4436. Limited transportation can be arranged at some locations, and box dinners can be reserved for lunch participants to take home for their evening meal.
Luncheon programs are available at Arcola Towers, 1135 University Blvd., Silver Spring; Fenwick Apartments, 1400 Fenwick La., Silver Spring; Forest Glen Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring; Gaithersburg High School, S. Summit Avenue; Hebrew Academy, 2210 Linden La., Silver Spring; Holiday Park, 3950 Ferrara Ave., Wheaton; Holly Hall Apartments, 10100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring; Lakeview House, 10250 Westlake Dr., Bethesda; Maryvale Elementary School, 1000 First St., Rockville; Piney Branch Middle School, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park; Poolesville High School, 17501 Willard Ave., Poolesville; Sandy Spring Community Center, 18529 Brook Rd., Sandy Spring; and Waverly House, 4521 East-West Highway, Bethesda.