Get Your Gobble on! Council on Aging Providing meals to Seniors 60+

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We also have an ongoing “Meals on Wheels” Program

​The Council on Aging provides Meals on Wheels to all of Sonoma County (with the exception of the Petaluma and Penngrove areas). Please contact Petaluma Peoples Services Center for these areas at 707-765-8490.

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

About our Program

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, and Weekend Meals. These meals reach our most vulnerable, food insecure seniors. The meals provide one third of the recommended dietary requirements for 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. We serve a heart-healthy, no added salt, low-fat meal (based on their preferences) to ALL of our recipients.

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 daily check by a Meals on Wheels driver allows monitoring for potential problems, falls and accidents. When a senior signs up for Meals on Wheels, they also receive access to other programs operated by Council on Aging including Social Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Care & Case Management, Senior Peer Support, and Adult Day Social Programs.

A registered dietitian may provide nutritional counseling for at-risk seniors. Vegetarian or Diabetic & Heart Friendly meals are available for those who require modification of their diets. All of these services help seniors stay healthy, reducing costly acute hospital stays.

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Council on Aging provides information and services only for seniors age 60+ in Sonoma County, California. For more information about Council on Aging, call 707-525-0143. If you are seeking services outside of Sonoma County, you may call Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116.

Who We Are

​Council on Aging Services for Seniors is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which has been providing services for Sonoma County citizens over the age of 60 since 1966. The area’s beautiful surroundings, safe atmosphere, and senior housing have attracted over 99,000 older adults to this community. In fact, Santa Rosa is ranked 6th in the nation for cities having the highest population over 85 years of age.

Some of our Dedicated workers.
Some of our Dedicated workers.

While some elders may never require one of our service programs, many of these 99,000 seniors will come to rely on our help at some point in their lives. More Americans are living much longer than ever before, and as the” Baby Boomers” retire, the need for our services will be greater than ever.

Council on Aging provides information and services only for seniors age 60+ in Sonoma County, California. For more information about Council on Aging, call 707-525-0143. If you are seeking services outside of Sonoma County, you may call Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116.

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