Services for Older Adults


  • Food and Fellowship

    LSS Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels seeks to enable persons aged 60 and older to live healthier, more active and independent lives.

    We take the work out of eating healthy!

    Menus and meal selections are prepared by a licensed, registered dietitian to ensure that meals are healthy and nutritious. Meals are available for individuals with special dietary needs, such as diabetic, low salt and low fat/low cholesterol diets.

  • Good food at an affordable price

    Seniors 60 years of age and older and their spouse (regardless of age) are eligible to receive senior member meal pricing simply by completing a NAPIS form (learn about and print a NAPIS form):

    Senior suggested donation: $4.00-$7.20/$7.65 a meal.  No senior is denied service because of an inability to pay.  

    Friends, family members and grandchildren are always welcome!

    Under 60 years of age Guests: $7.20/$7.65 (guests pay the full cost of the meal, which depends upon the location)
    Children: 50% of guest meal (half portion)

    Meal gift certificates: $5.00 suggested donation
    Meal gift certificates can be used at any of the more than 165 LSS Community Dining or Diner's Club locations (view locations). Home-bound seniors may use the meal gift certificates for home-delivered meals.

    Purchase meal gift certificates online >

    LSS Meals on Wheels Receives Grant from Meals on Wheels America

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Meals on Wheels service in Waseca has been awarded a $700 grant from Meals on Wheels America. Again this year, Meals on Wheels America, dedicated to the wellbeing of older adults, is partnering with Subaru of America’s Share the Love event to raise financial support for services such as Lutheran Social Service’s Meals on Wheels program. Since it began, this campaign has raised funds but also brought greater awareness to older adults’ wishes to stay independent at home and active in their communities.


    Grant funds will allow Lutheran Social Service to move forward with plans to purchase a new commercial-grade refrigerator to support the home-delivered meal service based at the Waseca Senior Center.

    “Without a new refrigerator, our service cannot safely store all the necessary components of our nutritious meals, and support the many older adults who count on Lutheran Social Service to meet their daily dietary needs,” said Vanessa Steffl, assistant director of Senior Nutrition for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. “Receiving continued support from this generous program enables so many Minnesota seniors to remain healthy and independent in their homes. We are so appreciative of Meals on Wheels America’s recognition of our work.”

    About LSS Senior Nutrition

    LSS Senior Nutrition is committed to providing:

    • Delicious and nutritious meals
    • Social opportunities
    • Connections with trusted and caring people
    • Helpful health information and education
    • Recreational programs and special activities
    • Volunteer opportunities for seniors and communities to share their talents, skills and gifts


    LSS Senior Nutrition is a joint partnership between Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), Area Agencies on Aging and communities to provide nutritious meals and the much needed social contact for older adults.


    Meals on Wheels 2018 Member Badge