Draft – Meals on Wheels
To qualify for the program, you must be a Glenwood Springs resident over the age of 65, homebound (unable to attend the congregate meals) or unable to prepare meals due to a recent hospitalization or a chronic and/or debilitating illness. Currently we only serve individuals within Glenwood Springs’ city limits.
Valley View’s meals on wheels program
Meals are delivered between 11:30am and 1:30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If a holiday falls on a regular delivery day (Monday through Friday), we will deliver an extra meal the day before the holiday.
Valley View Holidays include: Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
As of February 1, 2017 the cost of a meal will be $3.25 per meal.
Recipients pay for meals one month at a time.
Recipients are billed on the 21st of each month for the previous month of service.
Drivers are instructed NOT to leave a meal outside your door if you are not home, due to Board of Health regulations. We want to prevent food born bacteria from growing in case it is left outside too long.
If on occasion an appointment or other conflict keeps you from being home at the time your meal is to be delivered, call the office to let us know and we can deliver extra meals the day before. If you know you will be home within a time window of the meals being delivered we also would be happy to leave them in a cooler outside your house. This will need to be prearranged.
Recipients need to provide an emergency contact and a current phone number to the volunteer office so that they will be able to contact you with any changes or important information regarding your deliveries.
Your meal must be refrigerated (or kept frozen) if you are not going to eat it when it is delivered.
Your meal will be delivered cold and be packaged in a tray called the OLIVER TRAY.
DO NOT REHEAT IN A TOASTER OVEN
Please note the following instructions for reheating your meals:
– Peel back lid to vent or slit plastic covering in each section
– Re-heat meal in microwave 2-3 minutes on high
– Re-heat meal in conventional oven. Place meal on a cookie sheet
and set oven at 250 degrees for 10-20 minutes. The Oliver Tray is biodegradable and should be disposed in your regular trash.
ALUMINUM TRAY: If you receive your meal in an aluminum tray, you can heat it in the oven or remove contents from tray, place on plate and heat in the microwave.
Please call the Valley View Volunteer Coordinator, Kati Ledall, at 970.384.6653
Garfield County Congregate Meal Program
Garfield County Senior Nutrition Program provides a hot nutritious meal in a community setting for seniors over 60 in a variety of different locations throughout the valley. Each meal served at the congregate meals provides at least one-third of the adult daily recommended dietary intake and includes meat, starch, vegetable and or salad, bread and butter, 2% milk or buttermilk and dessert or fruit. The program also supports socialization and is a referral system for information about senior issues and activities in the various communities served by the program. The meals are served at noon one day a week. Listed below are the dates and locations that Garfield County serves. If you would like more information the contact numbers are provided.
• Crystal Meadows (Senior Housing)
1250 Hendricks Drive, Carbondale, CO (Romminger Room)
Wednesdays – 970-945-9117
Glenwood Springs (two locations):
• Colorado Mountain College – Lucy Huntley Senior Center
1402 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO
Tuesdays/Fridays – 970-945-9117
• Sunnyside Retirement Center
601 21st Street, Glenwood Springs, CO
Mondays/Thursdays – 970-945-9234
• New Castle Senior Housing (Castle Valley)
201 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle, CO
Mondays – 970-984-2334 (call by Thursday)
• Colorado Fire Rescue
201 Main Street, Silt, CO
Wednesday – 970-665-6540
• Rifle Senior Center
50 Ute Drive, Rifle, CO
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays – 970-665-6540
• Valley Senior Center
540 N. Parachute Avenue, Parachute, CO
Wednesdays – 970-285-7216 (Mondays only, before noon)