Congregate Meal Program

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Read the Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department update regarding cancellations, closures and restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.

Additional news and PRCS Department staff contact information may be found on the PRCS Department homepage. Email the PRCS Department or call us at 310-253-6650. Get the latest updates about the City of Culver City’s response to COVID-19.

Senior Center information desk staff is available via phone at 310-253-6700 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to answer any questions.  Many of our partnership organizations such as WISE and Healthy Aging and the LA County Department of Mental Health will be available by phone should patrons need to contact them.  If you have questions regarding specific programming and activities, please contact programming staff at 310-253-6715.

Notice of Changes to the Senior Nutrition Program

Per the directive of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, “older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals” at Congregate Meal sites.  Due to this new guideline, the Culver City Senior Center has adapted its meal service for existing registered nutrition program patrons, who are over 65 years old:

  • For registered Congregate Nutrition Meal patrons under the age of 65 and those who are 65+, who have a family member, friend, neighbor or caregiver under the age of 65 who can pick-up the meal, please use our drive-up service located in the Senior Center parking lot Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
  • For registered nutrition patrons ages 65+ who do not have anyone to pick up their meals, the City will deliver frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 AM and 2 PM.
  • Existing Home Delivered Meal clients will continue to be served on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • All meals are frozen, with two meals provided on Mondays and three meals provided on Wednesdays.
  • If you have a neighbor or family member who is a Culver City resident age 65+ and you concerned about their ability to get food, please send an email to Daniella Gutierrez.
  • If you live outside of Culver City and are looking for resources regarding senior meals Here is a map with detailed plans for meal sites throughout LA County. You may also call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

The City’s social services partner, Special Services for Groups, will be available at the Senior Center to receive calls between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and they can be reached via phone at 310-253-6717.  Special Services for Groups social workers are here to provide you mental health services, care management, and address other social service needs.

Congregate Meal Program

The Congregate Meal Service is intended to maintain and improve the physical and social well-being of mobile older adults in a group setting.

Congregate Meal Program Hours

  • Monday through Friday
  • Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Meal service begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Nutrition Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Come enjoy a delicious meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Lunch is served in the Dining Room. 

For meal reservations, call (310) 253-6726.

Did you know last year our Program served over 29,000 Congregate Meals?

To contact the Nutrition Site Manager, call (310) 253-6727.

To see what the program is serving, here is This Month's Menu.

If you are 60 years or older, we invite you to participate in this wonderful program. All participants are required to register by completing the Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services In-Take Form (2019-2020 Universal in-Take Form). The Los Angeles County membership is done through the Nutrition office and is FREE to all qualifying members.

To participate in the Nutrition Program, you are required to do the following:

  1. Register in the Nutrition Program. Senior Enjoying Lunch with Volunteer    
  2. Seniors 60+ and their spouses (of any age) may make a reservation at least a day in advance between 9:30 a.m. and noon by calling (310) 253-6726.
  3. You may walk in or call 310-253-6726 the same day to be placed on the wait list.
  4. A suggested donation is $3.00.
  5. Individuals under 60 (excluding spouses) may not make reservations, will not be served until all seniors in the program are served, and must pay $4.00.
  6. Non-registered seniors must pay $4.00.
  7. Individuals on the waitlist will not be seated until all reservations are served. At that time, the waitlist will be called by the nutrition staff based on the amount of food. There is no guarantee that the waitlist will be served.
  8. It is the City of Culver City policy that participants are prohibited from sharing any outside food brought into the Nutrition site during operating hours and participants are prohibited from taking food from the premise.

Once you are registered in the Lunch Program, you can enjoy educational programs, holiday parties and other special activities including favorite pastime melodies played daily by our pianist. As a special treat, on Tuesdays we offer Karaoke to our senior participants during the Lunch Program. All are invited to take part!

If you would like to join us for lunch but have transportation challenges, the Culver City Senior Center may have a solution for you.Senior & Disabled Transportation Services are available for qualifying participants who are unable to drive.

Your donation to this valuable program will benefit our senior community.

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Senior Nutrition Advisory Council

 Daniella Gutierrez, Recreation Specialist 

(310) 253-6712

The Senior Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) meets every second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the lunchroom. SNAC is comprised of Nutrition volunteers and Congregate Meals participants. To support the Nutrition Program in its ongoing efforts to provide a high quality of service, SNAC meets monthly to discuss and continually evaluate all issues relating to the Congregate Meals Program, Home Delivered Meals Program and the Telephone Reassurance Program.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities through the Senior Nutrition Program for anyone over the age of 18.

  • Assisting at the Nutrition site check-in desk.
  • Lunchroom Service
  • Kitchen Helpers