(209) 223-3015

The Benefits of Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels is much more than just a meal

Our Home-Delivered Meals program helps vulnerable older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and remain living independently by providing nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly social interaction.  

Many seniors run the risk of food insecurity as a result of lack of enough income to buy food, isolation, or as a result of suffering from chronic illness or other conditions that affect independence.

Proper nutrition in older adults has many benefits, including:

  • Maintaining health and wellbeing
  • Improving the ability to heal
  • Reducing the risk for medical complications
  • Reducing the prospect of hospital readmission

All meals are approved by a registered dietician and meet 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary allowance.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Minimum Requirements for Home-Delivered Meals 

  • Must be 60 or more years old
  • Spouses of a 60+ program participant can also praticipate
HOW TO GET STARTED

First, call us at (209) 223-3015.

Following a short interview, meal service typically begins within two days.

After your meal service has begun, a staff member will pay a visit to your home to get acquainted with your needs, assess your situation and answer any questions you may have.

For as long as you are on the program, similar assessments will be performed every 3 months; either by phone or in person.

Please review our program Wait List Policy HERE

Our network of drivers, kitchen staff, community partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates are an impressive force against senior neglect and malnutrition.
Our senior meal programs have a suggested donation of $4.00, however, no eligible participant will be denied meal service based on their inability to donate.

Our ability to meet the growing demand for Meals on Wheels is heavily dependent upon donations from the community.  Please donate today.

This program is partially funded by Area 12 Agency on Aging

WE DELIVER MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

Our staff and volunteers are a lifeline for homebound seniors living in Amador and Calaveras Counties. 

We provide lower-income and isolated seniors the assurance someone is there and cares for them.

Senior Dining Sites

Location/Days Open/Hours

The senior nutrition programs provided at our various Senior Dining Sites are designed to promote a healthy gathering place for our seniors.

While enjoying a hot nutritious meal, seniors can engage in stimulating conversations, meet and socialize with friends, old and new, and participate in various activities.

All meals served at our Senior Dining Sites are approved by a registered dietitian and meet 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary allowance.

Am I Eligible For This Program?

Meals are provided to persons who have registered with Common Ground Senior Services and meet the following requirements:

  1. Any person age 60 and older and lives in Amador or Calaveras County
  2. Spouse of a 60 + years old person who participates the the Common Ground meals program  (spouse may be under the age of 60)
  3. Anyone of any age who is disabled and resides with a senior who participates in the Common Ground meals program.

Amador County

Jackson – Amador Senior Center

229 New York Ranch Rd.
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: 209-223-3015
Meals Served: M – Thur – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE:

The Amador Senior Center is looking for your help to evaluate the activities and programs they offer seniors.  Please take a moment and complete their survey.  Thank you!

Ione – United Methodist Church

150 W. Marlette Street
Ione, CA 95640
Phone: 209-274-6631
Meals Served: Thursdays – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Plymouth – City Hall

9426 Main Street
Plymouth, CA 95669
Phone: 209-245-6479
Meals Served: Wednesdays – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Calaveras County

Burson – Tri Dams Lion Club

3624 N Burson Rd.
Burson, CA 95640
Phone: 209-772-2200
Wednesdays: – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Valley Springs – Jenny Lind Veterans Hall

189 Pine Street
Valley Springs, CA 
Thursdays: – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reservations Required – Call 209-223-3015

Our senior meal programs have a suggested donation, however, no eligible participant will be denied meal service based on their inability to donate.  

The suggested donation is $4.00 for seniors.  $6.00 is required for non-seniors.  

Check out this month’s menu.

For more information about the Senior Dining Program, please call (209) 223-3015 ext. 203 or email anne@commongroundseniorservices.org.

This program is partially funded by Area 12 Agency on Aging