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MSS Senior Nutrition Program

Nutrition Staff

MSS Senior Nutrition Program: Carol Wilson, Program Manager II

Program Description

MSS provides nutritionally sound meals to eligible seniors and disabled persons. The program provides both Congregate Meals in strategically located centers in Davidson County and Home Delivered Meals to eligible persons. The Senior Nutrition Program promotes better health through improved nutrition, reducing isolation of the elderly while helping them continue living independently in the community.

Eligibility

Congregate Meals

  • Age 60 or over
  • Spouses of persons 60+; whom themselves is under 60 years of age
  • Disabled persons under 60 years of age who reside in a senior high-rise development where congregate meals are served
  • Must live in Davidson County

Home Delivered Meals

  • Age 60 or over;
  • Confined to home (illness, incapacitation or disability);
  • Unable to prepare own meals;
  • Inability to receive nutritious meals from family, friends or other resources;
  • Must live in Davidson County

Services Provided

Congregate Meal Sites

  • Open 4 ½ hours a day,Monday through Friday and provide:
  • Meals in a group setting of senior adults
  • Activities for fun, fitness and fellowship
  • Nutrition Education provided monthly

There are several congregate meal sites in convenient locations throughout Nashville including these and several others located in senior high-rise developments:

  • Cohn Adult Learning Center, 4800 Park Avenue, 615-880-2343
  • East Park Community Center, 700 Woodland Street, 615-862-8448
  • Elizabeth Community Center, 1701 Arthur Street, 615-880-2340
  • Hadley Community Center, 1037 28th Avenue North, 615-880-2290

Home Delivered Meals

  • Meals delivered to those confined to their homes
  • Nutrition Education provided monthly
  • Lunch or Dinner type meal provided Monday through Friday

Metro Social Services is also a CHOICES provider (formerly known as Medicaid Waiver program) for Home Delivered Meals. For more information about the CHOICES program please call1-866-836-6678 or615-255-1010

Referrals are required for Home Delivered Meals services. Referrals must be made by a health care professional (MCOs, physician’s office, home health care agency,hospital, and Social Workers etc.). All referrals do not result in approval for home delivered meals. To make a referral please call (615) 880-2459and someone will return your call within 24 hours excluding weekends to respond to your request.

There is no charge for meals, but donations are important to the success of our program.

Contact Information

Phone: (615) 880-2292

Fax: (615) 880-2291