Social Oven comes filled with recipes, allergen cards and a menu sign that can be hung on doors to entice friends to come over for dinner, encouraging sociability among elderly neighbors

Social Oven is a subscription based service focused on getting the elderly to socialize with their neighbors. The box is shipped to subscribers filled with recipes, allergen cards and a menu sign that can be hung on the front door, so members can advertise to those around them what’s for dinner that day.

The subscription box also comes with takeout containers and a card-taking machine that allows subscribers to receive payment from their hungry neighbors. Neighbors can pay for these home cooked meals either through standard monetary payments or through performing “neighborly favors” such as grocery shopping or helping around the house.

This service is catered exclusively to elderly Polish women who are traditionally responsible for preparing meals for their families in their culture. It is the hope of founder Magda Sabatowska that Social Oven will help elderly women living in estate neighborhoods get out of their houses more often and become more active members in their communities.

Magda Sabatowska


Lead image: senior woman preparing vegetables stock photo from Solis Images/Shutterstock

Social Oven is a subscription based service focused on getting the elderly to socialize with their neighbors. The box is shipped to subscribers filled with recipes, allergen cards and a menu sign that can be hung on the front door, so members can advertise to those around them what’s for dinner that day.

The subscription box also comes with takeout containers and a card-taking machine that allows subscribers to receive payment from their hungry neighbors. Neighbors can pay for these home cooked meals either through standard monetary payments or through performing “neighborly favors” such as grocery shopping or helping around the house.