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Meals on Wheels

Gold Country Senior Services has been providing home-delivered meals to senior in Western Nevada County since 1987. Annually, we serve over 52,000 meals.

Our team of dedicated volunteers deliver to each enrolled senior meals that are nutritionally balanced. These meals are delivered on Tuesday & Thursday, between the hours of 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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

Service Area

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

Eligibility

  • Seniors 60 or older
  • Unable to prepare meals and/or
  • Have difficulty shopping
  • Priority given to seniors recently discharged from the hospital with a serious illness or injury, and
  • Priority given to seniors with a chronic illness or poor nutritional risk

Enrollment

Meals on Wheels is accepting applications for new clients. To enroll:

  • Contact (530) 273-4961
  • Meal service begins after a short eligibility screening
  • Case Managers will visit or conduct phone assessments to determine your situation and answer any questions

Our Happy Seniors

Menu

Every recipe and meal is planned and approved by a registered dietitian for optimal nutrition. Each meal includes an entree, vegetable, fruit, and milk. Meals provide 1/3 of recommended daily nutritional intake and have no added salt and low amounts of fat and sugar.

Program Contributions

There is no charge to receive meals. However, we gladly accept contributions and donations to help support the Meals on Wheels Program and then extend the service to other seniors in need.

Suggested voluntary contribution is $3 per day and no eligible senior will be denied a meal because of their inability to contribute.

Client Contributions

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Grievance Policy and Procedures

It is the commitment of Gold Country Senior Services to provide quality, caring services to older adults and to encourage feedback and open communication whenever possible. To ensure these goals are met and to ensure participants have the opportunity to comment on the services they receive, GCCS conducts regular surveys and has developed a written grievance procedure. Download our Grievance Policies & Procedures.