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Serving Our Seniors
Seniors in our community can receive nutritious, high quality meals through CommUnify’s Senior Nutrition Program.
No senior should ever have to make the choice between buying food, paying the rent, keeping the lights on or buying necessary prescription drugs.
CommUnify’s Senior Nutrition Program helps seniors maintain their physical health and emotional well-being so they can live independently in their own home, feeling connected to the community they love, for a longer period of time.
Many of the seniors we serve have lived in and contributed to their community for a very longtime. They are an important part of the social and cultural fabric of their neighborhoods.
• Healthy at Home – Nutritious Meals Delivered Daily
• Healthy Table – Community Dining Centers
• Senior Friendship Calls – Wellness Checks
The Golden Girls' Success Stories
In 1990, Blanca became disabled at her workplace. She was grateful to receive disability benefits but she didn’t want to just sit at home, so she decided to “give back” by volunteering to help seniors in her community. “I love to care for people,” she says. Thirty years later and now a senior herself, Blanca, along with three other dedicated volunteers, serve a daily meal to seniors at the Veterans Memorial Building in Carpinteria.
Blanca speaks lovingly of her three longtime co-workers – Chicki, Margaret and Lupe – and the bond they have formed over decades of volunteer service to the Senior Nutrition program. “I love them like family.”
Like the popular TV show from the 1980s, these four women have developed close relationships with each other, and with many of the regular noontime diners, eating together and socializing. If there is a birthday, they have a cake with candles. If it is a holiday, they celebrate with special décor and music – even handing out presents at Christmas.