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(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is pleased to announce it will reopen for dine-in service beginning March 7, 2022. Advance reservations will be required for the service. Dine-in meals will be served at Senior Nutrition congregate dining sites in Placerville, Pollock Pines, Greenwood, Pioneer Park, Cameron Park and South Lake Tahoe from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The opening of the senior congregate dining site in El Dorado Hills is delayed due to repairs currently occurring at that facility, but is expected in the near future.
"We're very happy to be able to bring back dine-in service for seniors at our congregate meal sites," said Richard Todd, Program Manager of El Dorado County Senior Services. "The Senior Nutrition Program is a great opportunity to enjoy a well-balanced, nutritious and affordable meal in the company of others."
According to Todd, all of the congregate dining sites will continue to require social distancing and strongly encourage everyone to use face masks while at the site. The sites will also be cleaned and disinfected daily.
The Senior Nutrition Program's drive through take-out meal service is being discontinued. However, take-out meals will be available for indoor pick-up at the congregate sites between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Advance reservations are also required for the take-out meal service.
The Senior Nutrition Program serves a hot, nutritious lunchtime meal Monday through Friday for the suggested voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal. Adults 60 years or older are asked to make a reservation in advance by calling Senior Nutrition the day before or no later than 9:00 a.m. To make a reservation, please call (530) 621-6160 for the Placerville area or (530) 573-3130 for South Lake Tahoe.
Information about the Senior Nutrition Program, including locations of the congregate dining sites and monthly menus, can be accessed online at https://tinyurl.com/EDCSeniorNutrition. The March menu features Teriyaki Chicken, Tri Tip, Crab Cake, a Meatball Sandwich, and Savory Meatloaf among other favorites. All meals are designed to meet the nutritional needs of seniors.
To celebrate the re-opening of the congregate dining sites, seniors who visit the Placerville Senior Center for lunch during the month of March can receive a commemorative T-shirt (while supplies last). The back of the T-shirt says "My Favorite Age is Now!"
Senior Nutrition is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. This program follows guidelines of the California Department of Public Health and services are subject to change or closure. For information about other senior services visit https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx.
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