Great Plates Delivered
During the COVID-19 shelter-in-place, Governor Newsom approved a plan to help seniors stay home and stay healthy, while providing eco-nomic stimulus for local restaurants.
The City of San Jose has partnered with Santa Clara County’s Senior Nutrition program (that subsidizes our Senior Center meals) to provide 3 free, nutritious meals a day, from local restaurants, to adults 65 or older, or those 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19.
Seniors in Santa Clara County can get 3 free, nutritious meals a day, delivered to their home. Apply for the program through Sourcewise (call 408-350-3200, Option #1).
The program currently is planned to run until July 10, 2020.
Gilroy Weekend Meals
The City of Gilroy, through a collaborative partnership, will begin providing weekly weekend meals starting Saturday 5/30/20 noon at Cesar Chavez Gym. Each individual will receive breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday upon their Saturday visit.
All community members are welcomed and participants can pick up for family members/others. Participants will not be required to register and further questions will not be asked.
Location: Cesar Chavez Gym, 227 IOOF Ave. Gilroy, CA
Institute on Aging (IOA) connects seniors to resources.
Are you a senior who needs assistance with daily life, or know of someone in that situation? The Institute on Aging (IOA) is a local non-profit organization that serves low-income, disabled and/or aging adults, and connects them with much-needed community resources and health services.
In short, IOA can help a senior or disabled adult who is:
• Low income
• Having difficulty accessing food
• Needs assistance with shopping
• Having difficulty managing their medications
• Isn’t going to or is having difficulty getting to doctor appointments
• Seems to be having difficulty managing their medical care
• Seems depressed
• Seems socially isolated or lonely
• Has difficulty with transportation
• Has dementia
• Needs assistance with meal preparation, bathing and/or grooming
• Needs assistance getting connected to community benefits and services
• Is a fall risk
A special focus is the Community Living Connection program, to help seniors live independently in the community. The program partners with several local hospitals and county health agencies. For more information: