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The Dutchess County Office for the Aging offers a wide variety of services to meet the nutritional needs of persons 60 years and older. Services include congregate meals at OFA Friendship Centers, Home Delivered Meals for homebound older adults, nutrition education and counseling, picnics during the summer, and health promotion events.


OFA Friendship Centers (also known as Congregate Sites) - For those older adults who wish a tasty, nutritious meal combined with social activities and fellowship. Most of the eight OFA friendship centers are open Monday through Thursday. 

Printable brochure: OFA Nutrition and Friendship Centers (.pdf)

Printable form and brochure: Volunteering with OFA (.pdf)


Healthy Recipes (all PDFs)

Caldo Verde Soup

Dark Chocolate Covered Figs

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Ginger Turmeric Dressing

Lemony Braised Kale and Tomatoes

Veggie Loaded Chili

Zesty Asian Chicken Salad

Nutrition Tips (all PDFs)

Healthy Eating for the Holidays


Nutrition Services and OFA Friendship Centers

Nutrition News and Menus