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GOLD COUNTRY SENIOR CAFE

Nevada City Senior Apartments
841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley                (530) 273-4961
Lunch is served at noon, Monday thru. Friday

We do not serve meals on weekends or major holidays or when roads are unsafe to travel.

Program Overview:

Gold Country Community Services has been providing senior nutrition programs for older adults in Western Nevada County since 1987. We provide hot nutritious meals in a warm and friendly setting that provides mobile older adults living alone an opportunity to meet friends and make new ones.

How to Join In:

Anyone 60 years of age and older is encouraged to attend. Other individuals may attend as guests for a fee.

On your first visit to the Senior Café, you will be asked to complete a participant information form. This will expedite signing in at your next visit and helps us demonstrate to our funders that you have benefited from our services.

Our Meals:

Menus are planned and approved by a Registered Dietitian to ensure each meal meets the nutritional requirements for an older adult. Each meal includes an entrée, vegetable, fruit and milk. Menus are available on our website.

Program Costs:

Enrolled seniors are not charged for this service, however we appreciate and gladly accept contributions from meal recipients and others as a way to maintain the quality of the program and extend it to others. The suggested contribution is $3.00 per meal.

Please note that no eligible senior will be denied participation in the program because of failure or inability to contribute.

Guests that are 59 and younger are welcome to attend, but will be charged a fee of $7.00 per meal.

Program Activities:

Each Wednesday at the Gold Country Senior Café, lunch is served at noon followed by live entertainment at 12:30pm. On the last Wednesday of each month, we celebrate Birthdays with a beautiful cake donated by Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center. Reservations are highly recommended and required for Friendship Wednesdays. Please contact us at 273-4961.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

GOLD COUNTRY MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels is accepting applications for new clients.

Please contact us at 273-4961.

Program Overview:

Gold Country Community Services has been providing home delivered meals to homebound adults in Western Nevada County since 1987. Annually, we serve over 34,000 home delivered meals through our Meals on Wheels Program.

Our meals are delivered hot and ready to eat by a team of dedicated volunteers Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:30am to 1:00pm. Each meal we serve is planned and prepared to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. We do not deliver hot meals on weekends or major holidays or when roads are unsafe to travel.

Our Service Area:

Meals are delivered within the areas of Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Wildwood, Cedar Ridge, Penn Valley, Rough & Ready and Lake of the Pines.

Who Can Enroll:

Home delivered meal service is for adults, 60 years of age and older who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, find it difficult to shop for groceries, and/or have inadequate assistance from family and friends.

Priority is given to older adults recently discharged from the hospital from a serious illness or injury and have no outside assistance and seniors that have chronic illness or poor nutritional health.

How to Enroll:

The enrollment process begins with a phone call. Meal service typically begins within a day or so following a short interview to determine eligibility.

Within days of starting meal service, a staff member will pay a visit to your home to get acquainted with you, assess your situation and to answer any questions you may have.

A similar assessment will be performed every 3 months; either by phone or in person.

Our Meals:

Menus are planned and approved by a Registered Dietitian to ensure each meal meets the nutritional requirements for an older adult. Each meal includes an entrée, vegetable, fruit and milk.

Program Costs:

Enrolled seniors are not charged for this service, however we appreciate and gladly accept contributions from meal recipients and others as a way to maintain the quality of the program and extend it to others. The suggested contribution is $3.00 per meal.

Please note that no eligible senior will be denied participation in the program because of failure or inability to contribute. 

Additional Financial Support is received from:

  • Area 4 Agency on Aging
  • Nevada County Community Service Block Grant
  • United Way of Nevada County
  • Meals on Wheels Association of America
  • Generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community

All donations are tax deductible.

GOLD COUNTRY PET FOOD PANTRY

Program Overview:

The Gold Country Pet Food Pantry is a volunteer program, sponsored by Gold Country Community Services and the Grass Valley Host Lions, with funding by Meals on Wheels Loves Pet Grant Program and through private donations. The purpose of the Pet Food Pantry is to keep seniors and their pets together by reducing pet expenses. Seniors enrolled in the Pet Food Pantry will receive pet food and supplies in manageable quantities by their Meals on Wheels delivery driver.

How to Enroll:

To enroll in this program, Gold Country Meals on Wheels clients must complete an enrollment form and return it to GCCS. You are limited to 2 indoor pets, as to this is a volunteer program with limited funding. Once enrolled, a volunteer will contact you to discuss your pet's needs and further explain how the program will work.

For more information about the Gold Country Pet Food Pantry, contact GCCS at (530)273-4961.