The Senior Meals Program of Lane County, Oregon, is a program of Senior & Disabled Services, a division of Lane Council of Governments.
Meals on Wheels Program
The Meals on Wheels Program helps people age 60 and older maintain independence in their own home by providing food, friendship and safety check.
Operates 11 Café 60 dining rooms around Lane County.
Meals on Wheels volunteers in 3 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
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 and Meals on Wheels operate in Eugene,
Springfield, Junction City, Oakridge, Veneta, Florence, Cottage Grove,
and Creswell. Coburg also operates a Café 60 Dining Room.
Lane County, Meals on Wheels are also delivered by American Red Cross,
which serves the majority of the Eugene area. Both agencies work
cooperatively to serve the maximum number of home bound seniors in the
most cost effective manner.
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.