Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, cordially invites senior citizens over the age of 60 to celebrate the Easter season at one of the county's Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) sites. This year's dinner will be served on Thursday, March 28 at noon, except in Little Valley, where the dinner will be held on Friday, March 29. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the appropriate SWAN site.
The Easter dinner menu for Franklinville (676-3993) and Delevan (492-2543) will be baked ham, mashed sweet potatoes, peas with pearl onions, sliced pineapple, a muffin with margarine, and a creamy chocolate eclair for dessert.
The menu for the other sites will be baked ham, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower, sliced pineapple, carrot raisin muffin with margarine, and a choice of either reduced-fat or fat-free milk. Dessert will be a creamy chocolate eclair.
In addition to Delevan and Franklinville, there are SWAN sites located in Allegany (373-6376), Cattaraugus (257-3035), Gowanda (532-5598), Little Valley (938-6066), Olean (376-5670), Portville (933-7080), Randolph (358-5656), South Dayton (988-5037) and West Valley (942-6695). There is a suggested voluntary donation of $3 which goes toward the cost of the meal. However, no one is ever denied a meal for inability or unwillingness to contribute.
In addition to the SWAN sites, the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program in Cattaraugus County provides Meals on Wheels service to senior citizens over the age of 60 who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, have difficulty leaving their home, have been recently discharged from the hospital, and/or are recovering from an illness or accident. For more information on Meals on Wheels services or a referral, the Easter dinner, or any other program or service available to seniors through the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, please call 373-8032 or 800-462-2901.