Nutrition Services

The purpose of the Walworth County Nutrition Program for Older Adults is to reduce food insecurity, to promote socialization and to promote health and well-being.

Good nutrition later in life can help in the following ways:

  • Help lessen the effects of diseases prevalent among older adults
  • Improve the quality of life and sense of well-being
  • Minimize the risk of getting some diseases

Poor Eating Habits

Poor eating habits contribute to many chronic diseases including:

  • Chronic Malnutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

Senior Dining Sites

Eating alone?  Finding it difficult to prepare a meal? Join us for lunch at one of our Senior Dining sites.

Participators

Meals are available to:

  • Any person with a disability who resides at home with an eligible senior also eating at the dining site
  • Anyone 60 years or older
  • Their spouse/partner regardless of age

Dietitian Approved Meals

Each menu has been approved by a registered dietitian and provides between ⅓ to ½ of the recommended daily nutritional allowance. Diabetic substitutions are available upon request.

Cost

A suggested donation of $3 is asked for each meal. No eligible person will be denied a meal because of inability to make a donation. Funding for the Senior Meal Program is provided by Title III (Older Americans Act), local funds and participant donations.

Reservation

Reservations are required and must be made by noon of the prior business day. To make a reservation, please call 262-741-3333.

Locations

There are six dining sites in four communities in Walworth County. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Home Delivered MealsElderly woman receiving a meal sent to her house

Preparing a nutritious meal is one of the more challenging aspects of life for many older people. Walworth County Home Delivered Meals is a service that brings hot, nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older.

A lunch time meal is available Monday through Friday. Home delivered meals are available in the following communities:

  • Delavan
  • East Troy
  • Elkhorn
  • Fontana
  • Genoa City
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Geneva
  • Lyons
  • Pell Lake
  • Sharon
  • Walworth
  • Williams Bay

Participants

You can receive home delivered meals if you are:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Homebound (unable to leave home under normal circumstances)
  • A resident of Walworth County
  • Spouse/partner of eligible participant may also receive meals regardless of age
  • Unable to obtain and prepare your own meals and have no other adult able to do so

Cost

Meals are provided on a donation basis. No eligible person will be denied a meal because of inability to make a donation.
Funding for the Home Delivered Meal Program is provided by Title III (Older Americans Act), local funds and participant donations.

Meals

Each meal will provide a minimum of 1/3 of the recommended daily nutrition for an adult. Each menu is reviewed and approved by a registered dietitian. Meals must provide adequate calcium, vitamins A and C, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. The fat and salt content of each meal is also closely monitored.

Special Diet Food

The regular meals meet the requirements of the heart healthy diet. Diabetic meals are available upon request.