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120 Grandview Blvd., Gaylord, Michigan  49735

Meal Program

OCCOA provides nutritious meals for older adults in congregate meal settings, and to homebound older adults in Otsego County. Operating Standards from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging help ensure that this valuable program is nutritionally sound, and available on a donation basis.

OCCOA meals are served at four locations: 


BJ's Restaurant (A Dining Out Program)*
990 N. Center

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday for breakfast, lunch or dinner
                           (Limit one voucher per day.)

*Requires a meal voucher, which must be purchased beforehand from the OCCOA main office at 
120 Grandview Blvd. in Gaylord. Choices are limited to the Dining Out menu.  
Other items may be purchased at an additional cost.


Gaylord Meal Site
Alten Zimmer Dining Room
120 Grandview Blvd.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
1:00 p.m.:  Sundays


Johanneburg Meal Site
Charlton Township Hall
10785 Rowan Ave.

Noon:  Mondays and Wednesdays

Mill Street Diner (A Dining Out Program)*

7800 Mill St.

11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

*Requires a meal voucher, which must be purchased beforehand from the OCCOA main office at
120 Grandview Blvd. in Gaylord. Choices are limited to the Dining Out menu.  Other items may be purchased at an additional cost.


The salad bar offered at the Gaylord Meal
Site on Wednesdays is popular.

Johannesburg Meal Site Participants line
up for lunch.

Area older adults enjoy meeting with
friends over lunch at the Gaylord Meal
The Johannesurg Meal Site is a big hit
with older adults in Eastern Otsego

Home-delivered Meal Program

The home-delivered meal program was established to help and care for the nutritional needs of homebound older adults. Often referred to as the Meals-on-Wheels Program, they are the hot and frozen meals that are distributed to the homebound older adults of Otsego County.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for home-delivered meals?

Clients must be age 60 or older and homebound. Marital status and income levels are not eligibility factors. All clients are contacted by the OCCOA Medical Resource Coordinator within 10 business days of initiating the service to ensure that dietary needs are being supported.

Who delivers the home-delivered meals?

Meals are delivered by Otsego County Bus System drivers.

The OCCOA partners with
Gaylord Community
Schools and the Otsego
County Bus System to
provide home-delivered
meals to area older adults!

Where are the meals made?

Congregate meals for the Gaylord and Johannesburg locations are prepared by the agency's kitchen staff at the Gaylord Meal Site, located in the Alpine Alten Zimmer Apartments.  Gaylord Community Schools prepare the home-delivered meals for the agency's clients in the kitchen at Gaylord High School. 

What is the value of the meals I receive?

Meals average $5.65 in value, however, Operating Standards from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging ensure that meals are available on a donation basis. The suggested donation is $3.00.  No one is turned away for inability to pay. OCCOA welcomes and depends upon additional donations to fund this valuable program.

How do I start the home-delivered meal program?

Clients, or their caregivers, may initiate home-delivered meals by calling the OCCOA office and speaking to a customer service representative. Meals can be started on the first delivery day after the initial request is initiated and may continue for as long as there is a need for them.


Suzanne Bannister - Meal Program Coordinator

Meal Program Asssistant:

Wanda Cherwinski

Congregate meals are prepared by the
OCCOA kitchen staff at the Gaylord
Meal Site. 

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