Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The Morris County Midday Friendship Center nutrition site for senior citizens in Roxbury has moved to a new home.

The Center, operated by the Morris County Nutrition Program, has left the Old Lafayette School on Berkshire Valley & Mill roads for a township building at 72 Eyland Ave. that also houses the Roxbury Senior Center.

It is hoped the move will enable the program to increase the number of seniors being served, said Lucille Duetsch, director of the Nutrition Program.

She said 6,646 meals were served last year to seniors from Roxbury and nearby towns who came to the previous site, while another 47,516 meals were delivered from the site to area home-bound seniors.

The telephone number for the new nutrition center will remain (973) 361-5231.

The Morris County Nutrition Program operates 15 Midday Friendship Centers throughout the county, offering senior citizens nutritious noontime meals, special programs and social activities. The program also offers home-delivered meals for home-bound seniors.

The Centers are in Butler, Chatham Borough, Chester Township, Denville, Dover, Jefferson, Long Hill, Madison, Montville, Morris Mews in Morris Township, Morristown, Mt. Olive, Parsippany, Rockaway and Roxbury.

For additional information, contact the Morris County Nutrition Program at (973) 285-6856.