Our Programs

Our Programs & Services
Seniors First programs and services are designed to enhance the quality of life for Placer County seniors. These programs include:

  • Senior Meals and Nutrition
  • Information and Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Living Placement

Senior Meals and Nutrition
Nutritious, regular meals are critical to the health and well-being of our senior clients. Seniors First offers two different meal options for older adults including our community-based Senior Cafes, and our Meals on Wheels home meal delivery service. Learn more

Placer Rides
*Driver's discretion
Placer Rides is a voucher-based transportation assistance program jointly administered by Western Placer Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (WPCTSA) and Seniors First. Eligible riders are reimbursed on a per-mile basis for eligible trips provided by drivers in their private vehicles.

Rider Eligibility
1. Residents of Placer County who are:
- Seniors (55+), or
- Individuals with Disabilities, or
- Low Income Individuals

2. And have difficulty utilizing other forms of public transit due to:
- Lack of service at home or destination, or
-Availability of service due to over subscription of Dial-A- Ride, or
- Inability to pay fare, or
- Difficulty utilizing fixed route transit

Service Area
Placer Rides trips should begin and end in the Placer County and only Placer County residents are eligible for Placer Rides. However, trips to and from medical facilities in Sacramento County including UC Davis Medical Center, Shriners Hospital, Mercy San Juan, Sutter Sacramento, Kaiser Sacramento, and the Veterans Affairs Hospitals are eligible for reimbursement through Placer Rides. At Placer Rides staff discretion, additional trips to destinations outside Placer County may be deemed eligible for reimbursement.

Call 916-782-4202 or 530-492-5402 for application/service specifics.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Nothing improves one’s mental health and well-being like being in the presence of a caring, compassionate “friend”. Our Telephone Reassurance Program provides screened and trained volunteers to make weekly social phone calls to lonely or isolated seniors. Learn More

Assisted Living Placement
Finding the right living arrangement for a senior family member or friend can be a challenge. The Seniors First Assisted Living Placement team has more than 25 years of experience assisting families across Northern California in finding and negotiating appropriate accommodations for every situation. Let them help you. Learn More

Information and Assistance Line
Seniors First’s Information and Assistance line is the “go to” resource for senior-focused programs, services and assistance. Information and assistance is available by phone in both English and Spanish. In addition, Seniors First publishes a comprehensive Placer County Senior Resource Guide which is available in both digital and printed versions. Learn More