Good Food, Good Company

This program is funded by:
Albany County Department
for Aging.

Albany County Department for Aging

Daniel P. McCoy
Albany County Executive

Community Dining  and Recreation  Program

Are you looking to make new friends,  share a meal with others, or learn a new skill? Try visiting one of our Community Dining and Recreation sites.

MealsEach center has its own personality, but all of them are full of people who are always eager to welcome a new friend.  Many  the sites offer programming before and/or after the meal on most days. You can take a sewing class, join a book club, play Mahjong, sing in a chorus,  play bridge, enjoy Tai Chi or chair yoga, and so much more. The evening meals often feature a local speaker or entertainer.


Reservations are required. Please see below for the reservation details of each location.

Berne Hilltown Senior Center
1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023; Phone: (518) 937-5963
Meals are served Monday, Tuesday, & Friday at 12:00 Noon for Lunch. Reservations are accepted until 10:00 AM the day before the meal.

Frank Chapman Memorial Institute
340 First Street, Albany, NY  12206; Phone: (518) 436-1006
Meals are served Tuesday at 12:00 Noon for Lunch

Cohoes Multi-Service Senior Center
10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY 12047; Phone: (518) 235-2420
Meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon, and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:00 PM.  Reservations are accepted until 4:00 PM the day before the meal.

Ohav Sholom Apartments
115 Krumkill Rd., Albany, NY 12208; Phone: (518) 489-5531
Wednesday evening Dinner is served weekly at 5:00 PM. Reservations are accepted until 4:00 PM the day before the meal.

South Mall Senior Center
101 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207; Phone: (518) 482-2120
Meals are served Friday at 12:00 Noon for Lunch, and at 5 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday for Dinner. Reservations are accepted until 1:30 PM the day before the meal.

St. Vincent’s Apartments
475 Yates St., Albany, NY 12208; Phone: (518) 482-8916
Meals are served Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 12:00 Noon. Reservations are accepted until 12:00 PM the day before the meal. Please call Lorraine at (518) 482-8916 to make a reservation.

Watervliet Senior Center
1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189; Phone: (518) 273-4422

Meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon. Reservations are accepted until 2:00 PM the day before the meal. To make a reservation please call Kathy at (518) 273-6480.

Westview Homes Community Center
680 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206; Phone: (518) 482-2120
Meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:00 Noon for Lunch, and at 5 p.m. for Dinner. Reservations are accepted until 1:30 PM the day before the meal.

How to Enroll

If you are 60 or older, you are eligible to enjoy a hot, delicious and nutritious meal at a community dining site.  The first time you come, you will be asked to fill out a registration form which is valid for the year.  You can come as often as you like. There is on opportunity at each site for you to make a voluntary contribution, but it’s not mandatory.

Call Frank at (518) 465-3322 to find out more about what programs are available or for our monthly meal options.

We ask that you make a reservation at least one full day before you plan on joining us for a meal, to ensure that enough food is ordered. Be sure to call the phone number next to the site you wish to visit no later than the time noted. You can drop in without a reservation, but we cannot  guarantee that you will receive a meal.