Senior Services

Meals on Wheels

Since 1979, Lower Columbia CAP has been delivering hot and frozen meals to homebound and disabled seniors in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

Participants of the Meals on Wheels program must be 60 years of age or older. Meal eligibility is determined by an in home assessment conducted by a Senior Nutrition staff person. Eligibility is based on need, not income.

To self refer or make a referral for an individual you think may be at nutritional risk, please contact us at 360-425-3430 ext 259 or 1-800-383-2101 ext 259.

We offer both hot and frozen menus (shown below.)

Frozen Menu
Hot Menu

Community Lunches

35-Happy Senior

Seniors can enjoy company and a great lunch at our eight meal sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

We have a wonderful program that combines socializing with a great meal. Meals are nutritionally balanced and provide 1/3 of the daily USDA requirements. Most special dietary need can be accommodated with advance notice. Our meals are heart healthy and approved by a dietician.

All seniors are welcome at every meal site. The program is designed for those who are 60 or older. Eligibility is not income based. If you qualify as a senior for the program, there is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. If you do not meet the age qualifications, then there is a charge of $6.00 per meal.

We are also always looking for volunteers to help at the meal sites with set-up, serving, and clean-up. It is a wonderful environment and a great way to enjoy lunch!

All meals are served at 12:00 noon. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. Subsitutions may be made with advance notice. For reservations or questions, please call us at 360-425-3430 ext 259 or toll free at 1-800-383-2101 ext 259.

Community Lunch Menu

Schedule

Kelso/Longview- Grounds for Opportunity Cafe, 413 S. Pacific Ave, Kelso (Mondays & Tuesdays)

Kalama – United Methodist Church, 111 North 2nd St (Mondays)

Ryderwood – Community Center, 303 Morse St (Tuesdays)

Castle Rock – Senior Center, 222 2nd Ave SW (Wednesdays)

Woodland – St. Philip Catholic Church, 430 Bozarth St (Fridays)

Rosburg – Community Center, off Altoona Rd (Tuesdays)

Cathlamet – Congregational Church, 3rd and Maple (Thursdays)

 

R.U.O.K. (Are You Okay?)

A free, daily check in service by telephone for individuals that live alone and have medical issues putting them at risk.

A staff member will contact you or your loved one on a daily basis at an agreed upon time to assure that all things are going well for the day. Many of our participants enjoy a friendly phone call in the morning and get a reminder to take medications.

In the event that a call goes unanswered, protocol is that we attempt phone calls every 15 minutes for the next hour or until answered. If still unanswered, the emergency contact person is notified of the unanswered phone call. If we are unable to reach the emergency contact person or they are unable to check on the individual, then we contact local law enforcement and ask for a wellness check.

Please call us at 360-425-3430 ext 240 or 259 for this service. You may also call us toll free at 1-800-383-2101 ext 240 or 259.

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)

SHIBA is a program of the Consumer Protection Division within the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC).

The SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) program is a statewide network of trained volunteer advisors that offer free assistance to residents. Advisors help residents of all ages and backgrounds with questions about health insurance, health care access and prescription drug plans, and they can assist with problems or instances of  fraud.

Lower Columbia CAP’s SHIBA volunteers serve residents of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties. Advisors are available to meet with residents either in-person or by telephone.

Call to schedule a FREE appointment with an advisor:

360-425-3430 ext 304 (Cowlitz/Lewis/Wahkiakum)

360-947-2479 (Clark/Skamania)

800-562-6900 (Statewide)

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