Funded by the Older Americans Act, the Nutrition Program provides eligible older adults a nutritionally balanced meal at Senior Centers and various satellite sites. Meals are served by a network of providers located throughout A12AA’s Planning Service Area. For a list of providers and dining sites, see Funded Partners. The primary target population for the nutrition program is older adults 60+, in Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, who are in greatest social-economic need and would benefit from a hot nutritional meal.
Congregate Nutrition Program
The Congregate Nutrition Centers offer a daily nutritional meal to adults 60+ years and their spouses, socialization opportunities, exercise, nutrition education, and a variety of other life-enhancing programs.
Home Delivered Meal Program
To qualify for the Home Delivered Meal Program, a person must be at least 60 years of age or older or the spouse of a age 60+ participant who resides within the PSA and has an impairment that would prevent attendance at a congregate nutrition center. To determine eligibility of a meals on wheels participant, an intake worker will visit the home and complete an assessment. If determined eligible, hot and/or frozen nutritional meals will be delivered to the older adult. For more information contact Area 12 Agency on Aging, 1-800-510-2020 or 209-532-6272.
Balance, Strength and Mobility Programs
The goal of the balance, strength and mobility programs is to provide seniors with the education and tools needed to lead healthy lives and reduce their risk of falling. T’ai Chi is offered in Tuolumne County. Yoga is offered in Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties. Registration is required and is obtained through Area 12 Agency on Aging. For more information call Area 12 Agency on Aging, 1-800-510-2020 or 209-532-6272.
Senior Yoga Class Gallery
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Farmer’s Market Coupons
Farmer’s market coupons are available (May through October) to eligible age 60+ individuals through the various locations listed below.
Common Ground 223-3015
Common Ground 498-2246
Resource Connection 754-1257
Community Services 966-5315
Senior Center 533-2622
Catholic Charities 532-7632
Area 12 Agency 532-6272