Seniors First Executive Director Jamee Horning is honored to announce the receipt of $15,000 from Sierra Health Foundation, a private philanthropy committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.
“This grant will allow us to expand our MyMeals program to serve seniors outside of our current routes in Auburn and Lincoln,” commented Horning. “With this funding from Sierra Health Foundation, we are now able to look at establishing routes in Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay and beyond,” she added.
MyMeals is a subscription-based meal delivery program that launched in 2015 and is designed to provide seniors with home-delivered hot meals and daily social interaction. Nutritious meals are prepared fresh daily in accordance with federal guidelines for seniors and delivered to the door Monday through Friday (with the exception of holidays) by friendly visitors. Regular service is offered to those seniors who are homebound, as well as short term services for those recuperating from recent illness, hospitalization or convalescent care. Seniors with limited income may qualify for subsidized services.
Whether an individual has difficulty preparing meals, is homebound, recuperating from illness or just prefers not to cook, MyMeals is a convenient, healthy meal option. With this significant funding, 2,175 additional meals will be served in 2017, bringing the total to over 11,000.
Seniors First is always in need of friendly, dedicated volunteers and financial contributions to support programs and services for Placer County’s older adults and their families. If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Barbara Withers at (530) 889-9500 or via email at [email protected].