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Serving People

Connecting seniors to friends, fun, and food

Senior centers encourage a healthy lifestyle by providing hot, nutritious meals, recreation and exercise opportunities, and many other activities. All 38 senior centers are open Monday through Friday for anyone 60 or older (plus spouses of any age). Contributions are encouraged from senior participants, with a suggested minimum of $1.25. Senior center health and wellness programs aim to serve seniors with the most significant economic or social needs, so there is no income limit for eligibility. 

Homebound Meal Delivery

For those who are homebound and need meals delivered to help maintain independence at home, we may be able to help. Home-delivered meals also are available through the centers, however, there may be a waiting list.

Learn more about the TARCOG Nutrition Program

Contact our Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 256-830-0818.

Help With Applying for Food Assistance

TARCOG helps with the Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project for food assistance, a major outreach effort to reach people facing barriers to participating in the Food Assistance Program. Many seniors have challenges to applying for food assistance, including transportation, mobility, and disability. This outreach program is designed to make the Food Assistance Program more efficient and improve program administration to better ensure delivery of assistance benefits to eligible households.

To be eligible for the Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project, all household members must be age 60 or older and have no earned income.

Please complete the application and email it to, or print and mail to TARCOG, ATTN: FOOD ASSISTANCE APPLICATION, P.O. Box 1087, Huntsville, AL 35805