Senior lunches moving to LegionPublished 11:14am Friday, September 6, 2013
Semcac Senior Dining will soon have a new home in Austin: the American Legion Post 91, 809 12th St SW.
Starting Monday, the dining service will begin serving meals Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the American Legion after serving its last meal at the Mower County Senior Center Wednesday.
“We’re really excited,” said Debbie Betthauser, Semcac Senior Services director.
Betthauser declined to comment on why Semcac left the Senior Center, but she said she hopes more veterans will be involved at the American Legion.
“The facility at the American Legion is very conducive to our meal services,” she said, adding it’s handicapped accessible and has a kitchen.
Semcac’s also serves meals at Twin Towers and Pickett Place.
Anyone 60 years-of-old, or the spouse of someone 60, is invited. Donations for the meal are accepted.
Meals are also served at dining sites in Lyle and Grand Meadow. Reservations are made by calling Dee Ann at 507-433-3120.
Semcac served about 20 to 30 people per meal at the Senior Center, and Betthauser said she hopes the number will remain steady at the American Legion. Semcac serves about 50 to 60 people each day at the three Austin locations, according to Betthauser.
An open house is being planned for November, and Betthauser said Semcac may also provide senior programs, like speakers or presentations, during meals.
For more information or questions, call Semcac Senior Dining at 507-864-8231.
—Trey Mewes contributed to this report.