Six Nutrition Centers Serve Madison County Seniors!

In addition to the Thomas W. Davidson Senior Center on Drake Avenue, there are five nutrition centers serving seniors throughout Madison County.  These neighborhood locations make it possible for seniors to have a hot, nutritious lunch at a center not far from home.  In addition, most of the centers offer games, crafts, and classes.  Some of them provide home-delivered meals to homebound seniors in their community.

Below is a list of these centers, as well as the name of each director.  If you or someone you know would like to become involved in your neighborhood nutrition center, or if you are interested in the home-delivered meal program, contact the center closest to you.  Volunteers are always needed!

Thomas W. Davidson Senior Center                   New Sharon Center
Sheila Anderson, Manager                                     Faye Baran, Manager
2200 Drake Avenue                                               725 Butter & Egg Rd.
Huntsville, AL 35805                                              Hazel Green, AL 35750
256-880-7080                                                       256-828-3215
 
Madison Center                                                    New Hope Center         
Vickie Parker, Manager                                          Dean Manley, Manager
1282 Hughes Rd.                                                   123 Church St.   
Madison, AL 35758                                                New Hope, AL 35760      
256-830-1576                                                        256-723-2208      
 
New Market Center                                                Triana Senior Center (Tuesdays Only)
Heather Simmons, Manager                                     St. Paul's United Methodist Church
3687 Winchester Rd.                                               Triana, AL 35756
New Market, AL 35761                                            256-772-0151 
256-379-2877

Gurley Center
Karitsa Barcus, Manager
339 3rd St.
Gurley, AL 35748
256-776-9830                                                            
                                                                                   

For service outside Huntsville, contact one of the following nutrition centers: 

Madison Senior Center

256-772-6242

New Hope Senior Center

256-723-2208

New Market Nutrition Center

256-379-2877

New Sharon Nutrition Center

256-828-3215

 

Let's meet for lunch

There is an ideal place for you to have lunch – the Courtyard Cafe at the Senior Center on Drake Avenue. We serve a delicious, hot meal Monday through Friday at 11:00 A.M. Come and enjoy meeting new friends and eating good food. While there is no charge, a voluntary donation is requested to cover meal costs. Make your reservations up to one day in advance by signing the sign-in sheet. If you are interested in volunteering to help serve lunch, please let us know.

If you come early on Mondays, you can play bingo. On Thursdays, stay around after lunch and listen to the Drake Street Regulars and the Senior Singers. Friday mornings at 9:00 A.M., you can hear the Jammers practice. If you enjoy music, think about joining one of these groups. And, of course, there are many other crafts, classes, and performing arts groups that would be happy to welcome you as a participant.

If transportation is a concern, contact the Handi-Ride office at 256-427-6857. Handi-Ride is a Huntsville bus service that will pick you up at your home and take you to your destination, and then be back to return you to your home. The Huntsville Shuttle also makes several stops a day at the Senior Center. For information on their routes, call 256-427-6811 or pick up a brochure at the Senior Center Front Desk.

 The Food & Nutrition Center of the National Agricultural Library is a gold mine of information about healthy eating. Their web address is

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/