County of Marin Health and Human Services

Nutrition Services for Older Adults

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817, or visit c4yourself.com.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 473-INFO (415) 473-4636 or email 473-INFO@marincounty.org.
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)

 

If you are seeking information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit our Public Health website, call the COVID-19 hotline (415) 473-7191, or email the COVID-19 Information Team. If you are seeking information and resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, or family caregivers, please email us at 473-INFO@marincounty.org or call 415-473-INFO.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are experiencing very high call volumes. We will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Nutrition Program for Older Adults

Marin County offers home-delivered meals and lunches served at congregate dining sites for residents aged 60 and older. There are no income limits. Participants are asked to contribute $3.50/meal delivered to your home and $3.00/meal served at congregate sites. Contributions are voluntary and no one is turned away for lack of funds.  Funding for this program, in part, is made available by the Older Americans Act, administered locally  by the  Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.

Congregate Meal Locations

Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.

The Albert J Boro Ctr, Pickleweed
50 Canal St,  San Rafael
Every other Wed at Noon
(415) 473-INFO (4636)

Corte Madera Recreation Center
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
Thursday at Noon
(415) 473-INFO (4636)

Dance Palace
503 B Street, Point Reyes Station
Thursday at 11:30 am
(415) 663-8148

Hilarita
100 Ned’s Way, Tiburon
Friday at Noon
(415) 473-INFO (4636)

Margaret Todd Senior Center
1560 Hill Road, Novato
Tues, Wed. & Thurs. at Noon
(415) 473-INFO (4636)

San Geronimo Valley Community
6350 Sir Francis Drake, San Geronimo
Monday and Thursday at Noon
(415) 488-8888

San Rafael Community Center
618 B. Street, San Rafael
Wednesday except the 3rd Wed, 11am
(415) 473-INFO (4636)

Home Delivered Meal Program Details

  • Home delivered meals are for seniors who are homebound (not driving), isolated, and considered frail.
  • All participants are screened over the phone and in person.
  • Healthy meals are prepared with special attention to dietary guidelines and meet 1/3 of daily recommended intake.
  • There is a Vegetarian and Regular meal option.
  • Participants are provided with one meal a day. Meals delivered cover  three, five, or seven days a week based on need.
  • You will be informed of the approximate delivery time of your meal.
  • You must be home at the time of your meal delivery. Meals cannot be left unattended and must be promptly refrigerated.
  • You may suspend meal delivery for up to four (4) weeks and restart service by calling (415) 473-INFO (4636).
  • If you need to cancel a meal, call (415) 473-INFO (4636) seven days  in advance.
  • Participants may be declined service, or have services suspended or terminated, due to ineligibility, behavior issues, repeated cancellations without adequate notice, or repeated unsuccessful deliveries.
  • Depending on the need for services, you may be placed on a waiting list.