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The Senior Dining and Wellness program offers eligible adults the opportunity to enjoy free hot meals from Moose Cafe throughout the week, opportunities to connect with others, and includes educational and fitness programming geared toward health and wellness. Council on Aging works with partnered meal sites at the Weaverville First Baptist Church, Senior Opportunity Center, Shiloh Community Center, and the Lakeview Center for Active Aging to meet nutritional and social needs of our community with food, fun and friendship. Staff and volunteers serve meals, engage and build relationships, and can help participants schedule transportation, connect with resources, and more! Due to COVID-19, there may be other options for receiving lunches outside of gathering together, such as curbside pick-up for those who can drive to the site and approved delivery to temporarily homebound participants.  

Update on Senior Dining Program

Due to COVID-19, dining sites are operating with a hybrid curbside/congregate option. Each site has their own COVID 19 protocols.

Lakeview Community Center and Weaverville First Baptist Church will open for congregate dining on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Senior Opportunity Center will open for congregate dining on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  These three sites will provide meals five days a week, Monday – Friday.  We will still offer curbside pickup of meals and limited delivery of meals.  The limited delivery of meals will only be for those people who are homebound and physically unable to use Mountain Mobility.  The Senior Dining Program is funded by the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) to provide congregate nutrition as well as socialization. This hybrid model of congregate dining, curbside pick of meals, and delivery of meals will be evaluated on a month to month basis.

Shiloh Community Center will not open for congregate dining until October.  We will continue to offer curbside pickup of meals.

See below, or contact us, for more information.

Any dining site closures will be shared on WLOS in the morning, typically due to inclement weather and following the Buncombe County school’s closures.

There are four Senior Dining Sites throughout Buncombe County. Please see our locations and menus below.

These sites provide a friendly environment, where you can get a nutritious lunch, participate in exercises, play games, and meet friends, new and old!

In addition to Senior Dining & Wellness, COA offers additional food and nutrition services.

If you are interested in shelf-stable meals and are a homebound adult in Buncombe County, you may be interested in our homebound food delivery program. If you are interested in monthly food boxes, the Senior Food Program may be for you! For regular cost savings online and local markets, you may also be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

In February, we served 2,056 meals!

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Dining Locations

Downtown Asheville

Senior Opportunity Center (click for map)

36 Grove St, Asheville, NC 28801

Monday- Friday:
9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
T: (828) 350-2062

Mask Policy
Effective Wednesday, August 11, 2021, masks are required in all City buildings and vehicles for all City employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to monitor the trends, and when it’s safe, we will change this requirement for our vaccinated employees.


Black Mountain

Lakeview Senior Center (click for map)

401 Laurel Cir Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Monday- Friday:
10 a.m- 1 p.m.
T: (828) 669-2035

South Asheville

Shiloh Community Center (click for map)

121 Shiloh Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Wednesday and Friday:
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
T: (828) 274-7739

Mask Policy
Effective Wednesday, August 11, 2021, masks are required in all City buildings and vehicles for all City employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to monitor the trends, and when it’s safe, we will change this requirement for our vaccinated employees.


Weaverville

Weaverville First Baptist Church (click for map)
63 N Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787

Monday-Friday:
9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
T: (828)-645-6720


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