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Meals on Wheels

Our Meals on Wheels program currently has a waitlist due to overwhelming demand.

We understand the urgency of your situation and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience

this may cause. We are committed to assisting you in accessing alternative food resources

during this time:

·   Dial 2-1-1 this is a free and confidential service available to connect you

     with various food assistance options in your area.

·   Contact The Hub at 707-565-4636: They may be able to offer referrals to

     additional food assistance programs that can provide support.

·   Chef Choice Meals are available at $9 per meal, contact us for further assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to be added to our Meals on Wheels waitlist, please call and 

provide us with your information. Your well-being is our priority, and we appreciate

your patience and understanding as we work diligently to accommodate

everyone in need.

Meals on Wheels worksJust ask our clients, who receive daily meals from

our Meals on Wheels. They depend on the meals being delivered every day

because they can’t prepare their own meals anymore, and can’t get out to

shop for food. In addition, the daily check-in by a driver is invaluable.

“Thank you for helping me stay independent. It is difficult at my age of 89 years.”
—Julie, client

“My mother has gained weight and alertness.

Your program is wonderful, and has improved all our lives.”
—Mary, daughter of a client

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About our Program

 

Since 1977, Council on Aging has operated the largest meal program for seniors in Sonoma County.

 

The Council on Aging Senior Nutrition Services provides over 285,000 meals annually to seniors in need in the following five programs: Meals on Wheels, Congregate Dining, Senior Social Club/Adult Day Respite Program, Drive Up Pick Up, Intergenerational, and Weekend Meals. These meals reach our most vulnerable, food insecure seniors. For many clients, it is their only meal of the day.

Council on Aging is committed to reducing food insecurity in the elderly. The commitment costs over a million dollars annually. Only 38% of the program is supplemented by the federal government. We must rely on the support and generosity of the community to cover the remaining costs of the program.

 

A nutritious diet is the cornerstone to maintaining health and quality of life. The meals provide one third of the recommended dietary requirements a senior needs in a day.  We serve heart-healthy, low sodium, low-fat meals to ALL of our recipients.

 

To see what is being served this month for Meals on Wheels, just click here!

 

The Meals on Wheels program is so much more than just a meal. Our program helps seniors stay in their homes, maintaining their independence and happiness. A check by a Meals on Wheels driver allows monitoring for potential problems, falls and accidents. When a senior signs up for our meal service, they also receive access to other programs operated by Council on Aging including Social Services, Financial Services, Care & Case Management, Senior Peer Support, and Adult Day Social Programs.

A registered dietitian may provide nutritional counseling for at-risk seniors. We offer vegetarian & heart healthy meals. All of these services help seniors stay healthy, reducing costly acute hospital stays.

Got questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page.

Are you a pet owner? Click here to learn more about the Kibbles of Kindness Program.

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