Senior Meals & Nutrition

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Securing proper nutrition can become challenging as we age. A lack of transportation, limited physical abilities, or financial limitations often make a trip to the grocery store or meal preparation a near impossible task.

This fact, coupled with the heightened rates of senior food-insecurity and hunger, make Placer County seniors particularly vulnerable to the negative health implications of inadequate nutrition.

It is a hard fact that in Placer County nearly 30,000 adults age 60 and over do not know with certainty where their next meal will come from. Food insecure seniors are not necessarily food insecure all the time; it may simply reflect a need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing, utilities or prescription medication and purchasing nutritionally adequate food – a decision no one should have to make.

Seniors First is dedicated to helping alleviate these challenges by offering two different meal options for older adults:

Senior Cafés

We provide a hot, healthy lunch five days a week to seniors age 60 and over at eight Senior Café locations throughout Placer County including Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. Our Senior Cafés are lively gathering places that help maintain our clients' sense of community and connectedness.


Cost
Meals are provided for a small optional contribution. No one is ever turned away for lack of financial resources.

The suggested donation for seniors age 60+ is $3.00. There is a mandatory charge of $6.00 for anyone under 60, unless accompanied by their senior spouse. Cash and checks are accepted for meal contributions.

Reservations
Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation please call (530) 878-5718.

Transportation
Transportation to our Senior Cafés is available for inbound seniors. To schedule transportation to a Café site, please call a transportation representative at (800) 878-9222.

Senior Café Hours & Locations

Meals on Wheels Placer County
Meals on Wheels is the flagship program of the Older Americans Act. It exemplifies a service designed to help Older Adults Age in Place by targeting people who are home alone during the day and who have difficulty preparing simple meals. For clients who need the service temporarily.

Eligibility:
At the time services are provided, clients shall be:

  • 60 years of age or older, sufficiently functionally impaired and homebound; or,
  • The spouse, of any age, of an eligible client; or,
  • A person with a disability (of any age) who lives with an eligible client.
Menu
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Easy
Hot meals are delivered to the door Monday through Friday (except for holidays)

Fresh & Healthy
Meals are prepared fresh daily in accordance with nutritional guidelines for seniors

Flexible
We offer regular service to those seniors who are homebound, as well as short term services for those recuperating from recent illness, hospitalization or convalescent care.

Enrollment
For more information or to enroll in Meals on Wheels contact us at (530) 878-5718.

For home delivered meals in Truckee, Tahoe City and Kings Beach please call Sierra Senior Services at (530) 550-7600