Congregate meals create an opportunity to socialize and enjoy a well-balanced meal with other people.
Hot noon meals are served in Hastings five days a week at the Golden Friendship Center, 509 S. Bellevue. Programs often accompany these meals.
Seniors wishing to participate in the center meal program must make reservations by 2:30 p.m. the day before the meal, or on Fridays for the next Monday. Reservations can be made by calling 463-4439. A minimum donation of $4 at all sites is suggested to help defray a portion of the actual meal cost. GFC has a salad bar at its site site. The salad bar includes the salad of the day on it, two other salads, and a lettuce salad with extras like pickels, olives, cheese, croutons, and Dorothy Lynch or ranch dressing. Meals can be paid for on a daily basis or meal tickets are available for purchase.
The Golden Friendship Center Site Council recently assumed the task of preparing the center's monthly meal menus. Please join the ACSS Board of Directors and staff in supporting the site council members as they undertake this meaningful responsibility. There have been some modifications in the meal program in an effort to keep the suggested donation at $4 per meal. Desserts are no longer being posted on the monthly menu. This does not mean that dessert disappears entirely; it simply means that dessert will not be served every day. The daily salad bar will offer something on the sweet side, such as fruit, pudding, fluff salad, gelatin, etc., for those who like something sweet at the end of the meal. There is no longer a specific salad of the day. Ordering a larger variety of salads in smaller quantity means a more interesting selection and far less waste. Finally, coffee carafes are no longer being used. A 10-ounce mug of coffee and one refill will be provided for our coffee drinkers during the meal. Thank you for your understanding as we forge ahead in this financially difficult time.
GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP CENTER MENUS
May 1: Scrambled eggs, sausage links, vegetable juice, banana french toast, margarine, syrup, salad bar
May 2: Italian wedding soup, crackers, turkey sandwich, salad bar, bread
May 3: Baked Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Salad Bar
May 6: Wisconsin Cheese Soup w/crackers, Ruben Sandwich, Salad Bar
May 7: Baked Pork Chop, Baked Potato Half, Buttered Corn, Salad Bar
May 8: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, Glazed Carrots, Salad Bar
May 9: Oven Fried Fish, Crispy Cubed Potatoes, Green Peas, Salad Bar
May 10: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, Herbed Green Beans, Salad Bar, Peach Cobbler
May 13: Polish Sausage, Au Gratin Hash Browns, Mixed Vegetables, Salad Bar
May 14: Hamburger Steak w/onions, Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, Green Peas, Salad Bar
May 15: Oven Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Germany Blend Veggies, Salad Bar, Birthday Cake
May 16: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar
May 17: Bacon Wrapped Chop Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/gravy, California Vegetables, Salad Bar
May 20: Cheese Skillet Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Vegetable Juice, Salad Bar
May 21: Scalloped Potatoes w/Ham, Broccoli , Salad Bar
May 22: Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Country Blend Veggies, Salad Bar
May 23: Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Parslied Carrots, Salad Bar
May 24: Barbecued Ribs, Baked Potato, Harvard Beets, Salad Bar, Cookies
May 27: CLOSED for Memorial Day bar
May 28: Porcupine Meatballs, Roasted New Potatoes, Herbed Green Beans, Salad Bar
May 29: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Banana French Toast, Vegetable Juice, Salad Bar
May 30: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Salad Bar
May 31: Hamburger Deluxe, Baked Potato Wedges, Salad Bar
PROGRAMS AT GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP CENTER
All programs are held before dinner at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
May 1: 1:30 p.m.: May Day Garden Workshop (reservation required)
May 2: 11 a.m.: Grocery Bingo; bring two items each
May 3: Nutrition, SHDHD
May 6: ARC of NE New Voting Machine
May 7: Legal Services
May 8: Linda Waldron, Hastings Fire Dept.
May 9: 11:15 a.m.: Grandmas on the Go
May 10: Mother's Day-Bring a photo of mom
May 13: 11:15 a.m.: Dr. Murray
May 14: 11 a.m.: Paul Kothe
May 15: Birthday & Anniversary Day
May 16: Good Samaritan-New Rehab Facility
May 17: Apron Lady-Ties that Bind
May 20: Good Samaritan-Home Health Care
May 21: Swell Generations Quartet
May 22: Piano Music from Deb Shuck
May 23: Bring & Brag Day
May 24: Flag Presentation by the veterans
May 27: CLOSED for Memorial Day
May 28: MLMH-Osteoporosis
May 29: MLMH-Stroke Prevention
May 30 & 31: Paul Harvey-"The Rest of the Story"
Meals are served the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Roseland Town Hall. In Kenesaw, meals are served the second Thursday of each month at the Kenesaw Senior Center. In Juniata, meals are served the third Thursday of each month at the Plainsman Steakhouse.
May 16: Center meal at noon. Boneless Chicken Breast, Cheesy Potatoes, Candy Carrots, Lime Jell-O with Pears, Dinner Roll, Chocolate Pudding Program: Melodi Carlin, Aseracare
June 20: Center meal at noon. Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Apple Sauce, Dinner Roll, Cake Program: Tammy Musgrave, MAAA-Nutrition
July 18: Center meal at noon. Steak, Baked Potato w/Sour Cream, Peas, Fruit Salad, Dinner Roll, Cookie Program: MLMH-Auxiliary/Volunteering
Reservations must be made no later than 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Please call 463-4439 if you cannot attend or if you forgot to sign up.
May 9: Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit Salad, Bread, Cookie Bar Program: MLMH-Osteoporosis and Tammy Musgrave, MAAA-Nutrition
June 13: Swiss Steak, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Peaches, Bread, Coconut Cream Dessert Program: Audrey Chambers, Home Care and Companions
July 11: Creamed Turkey over Biscuits, Mandarin Oranges, Cake Program: Amy Greenland, Renew Hastings Public Library
Reservations must be made no later than 2:30 p.m. on the Monday before the serving day. Please call 463-4439 if you cannot attend or if you forgot to sign up.
May 7: Center meal at noon. Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas,
Blueberry Muffin, White Jell-O Cake with Whipped Cream Program: Silver Lake Elementary Students-Calyn Schulte, Instructor
May 21: Center meal at noon. Italian Sausage, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Strawberry Dessert with Whipped Cream Program: Ron Meyer, Artist
June 4: Center meal at noon. Meatballs, Macaroni Salad, Corn, Cherry Jell-O with Fruit Cocktail, Bread Stick, Vanilla Pudding Program: Pastor Chuck Johnston, Laughter Yoga
June 18: Center meal at noon. Spaghetti & Meatballs, Corn, Lettuce Salad/Dorothy Lynch Dressing, Garlic Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookie Program: MLMH-Speech Therapy
July 2: Center meal at noon. Beef Stroganoff & Noodles, Lettuce Salad/Ranch Dressing, Green Beans, Banana Muffin, Apple Cake Program: Kent Theesen, Artist-Journey of Life
Juy 16: Center meal at noon. Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Pork & Beans, Pineapple Coleslaw, Deviled Eggs, Brownie Program: Gwen Ruppert, YMCA Therapy
Reservations must be made no later than 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Please call 463-4439 if you cannot attend or if you forgot to sign up.
Hot noon meal for the homebound, prepared by Haven Home, are available five days a week in Kenesaw (excluding snow days and holidays). These meals meet nursing home state and federal regulations for food preparation. To make sure the meals are of the highest quality, a satisfaction survey is sent to clients yearly.
Referrals for the meals may be made by the doctor, hospital or family member. A certification of need is required from the attending physician to participate in this program.
509 S. Bellevue
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-4439 phone
(402) 463-6971 fax
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