Helping seniors

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced creation of the first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered program,” which will partner with cities, counties and tribes to deliver food to older adults. The program will provide nutritious meals to older Californians who should stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. By partnering with local restaurants struggling to stay afloat, the program keeps restaurant workers employed, and seniors will stay safely at home without risking their health at the local supermarket. Participants must be 65 or older and considered high-risk because they have coronavirus or were exposed to it or have underlying health conditions. Participants must also live alone or with another eligible adult and can’t be enrolled in other federal nutrition programs. Income
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