The Senior Meals Program helps people age 60 and older maintain their independence by providing food, friendship and safety check.
Operates 11 Café 60 dining rooms around Lane County.
Meals on Wheels volunteers in 8 Lane County communities deliver lunches and safety checks for their home-bound older neighbors.
Both programs serve adults age 60 and older and their spouses, regardless of their income.
Importance of Nutrition
A nutritious diet is the foundation of good health, instrumental in recovery from an illness or surgery and key to managing chronic health conditions like diabetes.
People who have a social support network recover from illness more quickly.
One in four older people in the US is malnourished. Malnutrition contributes to increased incidents of illness, disease, disability, serious complications, slow recovery and longer hospital stays.
Café 60 Dining Rooms operate in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Oakridge, Veneta, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Florence and Creswell.
In Eugene, Meals on Wheels are delivered by FOOD for Lane County.
Meals on Wheels are delivered by S&DS Meals on Wheels in Springfield, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Florence, Junction City, Oakridge and Veneta.
Participants make a voluntary contribution. No eligible person is refused service who is unable to contribute. Both programs are only partially federally funded and depend heavily on participant contributions for their meals as well as on charitable gifts to serve all who request service.