Food & Nutrition

 

Address:
2640 S. Fifth Ave., Suite 8 Oroville, CA 95965
Phone:
(530) 712-2600, Option 3
Fax:
(530) 532-7976
Find Us:
Home Delivery Lunch Menu
Congregate Sites Lunch Menu

Senior Meals

Senior Meals offers a healthy, noontime meal Monday through Friday, a chance to meet others, and enjoy activities. Home delivered meals are available to those seniors who are ill or disabled.

All persons 60 years of age and older and their spouses may participate. There are no income requirements to participate. Individuals under 60 years of age are welcome, however, a $5.00 per meal fee is required.

There is no fee to participate in the senior meal program, we do suggest a $2.50 donation each meal to help meet expenses. Many who participate cannot make any donation; some contribute much more.

Transportation is available in some areas of the county with a suggested donation of one dollar per round trip.

Most of the funding for Senior meals comes from the California State Department on Aging. Participant donations pay a small part. Community donations provide about 25% of the total program costs.

Reservations are required for senior meals. The noon-time meals are served Monday through Friday (except for Agency holidays) at dining centers located throughout Butte County. Special programs and entertainment are often scheduled before meals.

Please call (888) 232-3511 for reservations and serving times.
Meal locations are:

Each meal consists of a main dish, vegetable or salad, fruit or dessert, and beverages are served. Each month the menu plan is approved by a certified nutritionist to assure the Agency is serving nutritious and well-balanced noontime meals.

Home delivered meals are possible when it is medically necessary and the senior is unable to come to the congregate site. Some homebound older people have infrequent or no social visitors. For these persons, in-home meals meet two needs: regular nutrition and social contact. Beside promoting better health among the older segment of the population through improved nutrition, the program focuses on reducing the isolation of old age and providing a link to other social and rehabilitative services.

Some frail older persons who have been discharged from hospitals or nursing homes may need meals only temporarily and then may be able to attend congregate sites. However, the dramatically ill or permanently disabled, frail elderly frequently need to have meals provided on a long-term basis. But whether temporary or long-term, the home-delivered program is meant for those who need it, not for the convenience of those who might enjoy it.

The request for home-delivered meals may be made on behalf of the older individual by a family member, neighbor, friend, or by a service provider/professional – or by the older individual for themselves.

There is an initial screening to determine eligibility. Priority for receiving home-delivered meal service is determined by assessing the following factors: risk of institutionalization; severity of disease, disability, or illness; level of mobility (bedfast, uses crutches/walker/wheelchair); ability to shop for/prepare food; availability of help (family, worker, etc); age; income; nutrition risk assessment score. Reassessments occur every ninety days.