Sierra Senior Services provides home-delivered meals, community dining, and social connection, and coordinates additional support services that empower seniors to continue living independently.
A Truckee/North Lake Tahoe community in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
Who We Are
Sierra Senior Services, serving at-risk individuals 60 years of age or older in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area since 2001, provides home-delivered meals by caring and dedicated community volunteers Monday through Friday. Volunteers bring food and friendship along with a daily wellness check to isolated seniors.
Meals are prepared in our kitchen and provide 1/3 of the minimum daily requirements for older adults. ALL are low in sodium, cholesterol and fat and are approved by a Registered Dietician.
We expect to serve over 40,000 meals by July 1, 2017.
Meal distribution is as follows: 40% home delivered meals to Placer County; 30% home delivered to Nevada County; 23% Community Dining Room; 7% Washoe County.
Our delivery area is approximately 860 square miles. From Donner summit up Highway 89 to Hirschdale and from Incline Village to Tahoma on the West Shore. Two-thirds of our seniors are home bound, 83% live alone, 68% are renters, 52% are disabled, 75% are over the age of 75.
Meals on Wheels is a donation program and individuals who are 60 years of age or older and who have diminished capacity in at least two of the following areas: walking, transferring, standing, bathing, dressing, preparing a meal or mental competency, are eligible to participate.
We Also Offer
- Daily Wellness Checks. Our delivery volunteer drivers bring a hot meal, some conversation and a daily health check to home-bound seniors.
- Safety Net Checks. To be sure people are okay and safe in their homes.
- Library Assistance
- Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic
- Fun Activities and Socialization
- Health & Wellness Seminars
- Resources and Referrals
Sources of Funding
28% Federal; 36% Fundraising and General Donations; 15% Private Foundations; 11% County Government; 5% In Kind Support; 6% Program Participants. More than 150 (+) volunteers donate time to equal approximately $125,000 per year.
Fundraising efforts include – Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo, Quarterly Pancake Breakfast and Give Hunger the Boot.
Our volunteers drive delivery vehicles, provide in-kind donations, help with fundraising, office/kitchen duties and tech support.
Sierra Senior Services, a California 501-(c)-3 Non-profit Corporation · Tax ID 68-0484075