LEXINGTON -- After nearly four months on hiatus, the Lexington Senior Center will resume grab-and-go meals starting Feb. 2.
Homemade meals will be available for curbside pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m for $7. Center director Brenda Wilson said she chose the most popular, well-loved meals for the upcoming menu.
“I’m looking forward to getting things back to normal. We're tiptoeing still, but I'm going to try," Wilson said. “I want to see their faces again.”
The senior center had offered to-go meals last spring and summer, but stopped around October when COVID-19 cases spiked among local seniors.
With cases dropping and vaccine roll-outs beginning, Wilson said she feels comfortable restarting the program and plans to reopen the center fully on April 5. Indoor dining and some programming will resume at that time.
Wilson hopes seniors will feel more comfortable returning for in-person activities in the spring.
“They need it. There’s several seniors who live alone. They follow the rules, they stay home and they’re very lonely," she said. “Some of it's taking a toll on their mental health, you can see it.”
The carry-out lunch menu is listed below.
2nd – Meatloaf/Macaroni & Cheese
4th – Garlic Baked Chicken/Garlic Potato Cubes
9th – Stuffed Peppers/Mashed Potatoes
11th – Ham Loaf/Cheesy Potatoes
16th – Corned Beef/Cabbage/Herbed Potato Halves
18th – Lasagna/Garlic Bread/Garlic Vegetables
23rd – Beef tips/Noodles
25th – Salisbury Steak/Mashed potatoes
2nd – Pork Chops/Hash Brown Casserole
4th – Meatloaf/ Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
9th – Cabbage Rolls/Mashed Potatoes
11th – Ham Loaf/Herbed Noodles
16th – Pot Roast/Scalloped Potatoes
18th – Chicken/Bacon/Alfredo/Garlic Bread
23rd – Beef Stroganoff/Noodles
25th – Swiss Steak/Mashed Potatoes/Garlic Vegetables
30th - Open Face Turkey/Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
1st – Easter Ham/Sweet Potatoes