60+ Cafe Offers Free Lunch for Seniors

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the 60+ Café at Northwest Assistance Ministries, and seniors who haven’t yet checked it out are warmly encouraged to do so.

The 60+ Café opened in March 2013 and offers a free, hot lunch to Harris County residents who are 60 years of age or older, regardless of income. Along with providing a nutritious meal, the 60+ Café serves as a gathering place and a great way for seniors to meet new friends or catch up with those they’ve known for years.

The café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There is no charge, but reservations are required two business days in advance by calling (281) 885-4619. The café is located in NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road in Houston (just south of 1960), and transportation is available for those who need it.

“This is a great opportunity for seniors to get out of the house and have some fun,” said Carole Little, President & CEO of NAM. “Who doesn’t like a free lunch? And while you’re here, you can check out the fabulous variety of classes, trips, and other activities offered to seniors through our Fifty Plus program.”

The 60+ Café also offers occasional guest speakers, live music, holiday celebrations, and monthly birthday parties. Past speakers have covered topics including crime prevention, gardening, and home organization, as well as a variety of health-related topics.

For more information or to make a reservation at the 60+ Café, please call (281) 885-4619. Information about other 50+ programs is available by calling (281) 885-4601 or at www.namonline.org.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, safety, and financial education. In fiscal year 2012-2013, NAM touched the lives of more than 138,000 people through its many programs and services.

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