August 5, 2010

Seniors in Southwest Davenport have another option for lunch

By Peggy Dykes
Community Relations
GENERATIONS – Area Agency on Aging

The newly opened GenAge Café in the Roosevelt Community Center, 1220 Minnie Avenue, Davenport celebrated a grand opening on July 15th. The start-up of the Café, serving seniors age 60 and better, is the direct result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This funding was received by Generations Area Agency on Aging to enhance and create more opportunities for Seniors to access healthy meals and nutrition education. Catherine Pratscher-Woods, Generations Assistant Director commented “We are pleased to collaborate with the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Voice in fulfilling a need in Southwest Davenport for Seniors to participate in this great program. With the addition of Roosevelt, there are 19 Cafes in Scott County along with seven in Muscatine County and five in Clinton County.”

The GenAge Café is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for lunch. People age 60 or better along with their spouses of any age can enjoy a meal that is packed with 1/3 of the USDA Recommended Daily Allowances for a suggested donation of $2.75; seniors under 60 must pay $5. Monthly menus are available with participants calling the day before to reserve their lunch. Sodexo Campus Services at St. Ambrose University prepares the meals for both Scott and Clinton Counties.

If you would like more information, get a menu or place your reservation, call Joni at Generations, 324-9085, ext 315. GenAge Cafés are funded through the Older Americans Act along with participant
donations and managed by Generations Area Agency on Aging, 935 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Menus are available at or in 50+ Lifestyles each month. See the August menu on page 22 of this issue.