please make reservations 48 hours in advance
Call for reservations:
For all sites, reservations must be made by noon at least 48 hours in advance and by Friday for meals on Monday.
Meals service takes place between 12 and 12:15 p.m. only
|New Castle – by Thursday||665-0041|
|Parachute – Monday, 9-12 only||665-0041|
To view the day’s meal, click on that day in the calendar and it will show below the calendar.
This program is provided through cooperative efforts of the Garfield County Department of Human Services, the City of Rifle, The NW Colorado Area Agency on Aging, Town of New Castle, Town of Parachute, Town of Silt, Town of Carbondale, RFTA, City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mountain College, donations and client contributions.
Approved by Stephanie Nick, RDN
Garfield County Senior Program – Judy 945-9191, ext. 3061 or Debby 945-9191, ext. 3084
Congregate meals are held at seven locations throughout Garfield County. All meals are served at 12 p.m. and meal service ends at 12:15 p.m. Reservations are very important to our program to obtain accurate food count for meal preparation. New participants are welcome. Anyone attending a meal site should make a reservation by noon at least 48 hours in advance of the meal by calling the phone numbers listed below:
Carbondale “Roaring Fork & Spoon” at The Orchard, The Gathering Center, 110 Snowmass Drive on Wednesdays. For reservations call (970) 665-0041. (Resumes Tuesday, Feb. 22)
Glenwood Springs “Chat n’ Chew” at Colorado Mountain College, Lucy Huntley Senior Center, 1402 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs on Tuesdays and Fridays. For reservations please call (970) 665-0041. (Resumes Tuesday, Feb. 22)
Glenwood Springs “Sunnyside Senior Meal” at Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st Street, Glenwood Springs on Tuesdays and Fridays. For reservations call (970) 665-0041. (Resumes Tuesday, Feb. 22)
New Castle “The Gathering“ at the Castle Valley Senior Housing, 201 Castle Valley Blvd. in New Castle on Mondays. For Reservations please by Friday call (970) 665-0041.
Silt “Meet ‘n Eat” at Silt Town Center, 600 Home Avenue, Silt on Wednesdays. For Reservations please call (970) 665-0041.
Parachute at the Valley Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute, Parachute on Monday, and Wednesdays. Reservations please call (970) 665-0041.
Rifle “Senior Delight” at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, Rifle on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For Reservations please call (970) 665-6540.
We are so excited and happy to announce that we have a new caterer to prepare our meals in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale with changes in the days of service and a new location in the Town of Carbondale. We hope that you will be able to join us for a congregate meal starting February 22, 2022. We welcome Aspen Chef’s Alan Kokish as our partner and look forward to wonderful meals and seeing folks in person with lots of socializing. We have missed you all.
During the pandemic, we have been providing heat-at-home meals in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. We will now ending our temporary home delivered and grab ‘n go meals and will only serve meals in a group setting or congregate meals at three locations. In Glenwood, we will serve on Tuesdays and Fridays in two locations – Sunnyside Retirement Center and Chat n’ Chew at Colorado Mountain College – and at The Orchard’s The Gathering Center in Carbondale on Wednesdays.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility with the Senior Programs Nutrition Program and look forward to seeing you in person.
Menus for all locations are provide monthly and are available at the nutrition sites from Senior Programs and available at the county website. Come see what you have been missing and have lunch with friends. For those 60 and older and their spouse, the recommended voluntary contribution for each meal is $3. Participants are encouraged to pay as they are able. Guest fees for those under 60 is $10.25 per meal.
Judy Martin, Senior Program Manager can be reached at (970) 665-0041.
All area City Markets are implementing senior hours, from 7 to 8 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Prescription pick-up services are not available during this time. Walmart is offering senior hours from 6 to 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, and prescription pick-up is available. Natural Grocers in Glenwood Springs is offering a special shopping hour from 9 to 10 a.m. for seniors (60 and over) and people with underlying health issues.
High-risk seniors are encouraged to minimize public exposure when possible. Some options to help limit exposure are:
- City Market’s grocery pick up (the first three are free).
- Walmart grocery pickup (free).
- Clarks Market Parachute (no pickup or delivery)
LIFT-UP is offering pick-up food. Go to the organization's website for more information.
LIFT-UP’s Extended Table grab-and-go bagged meals are available from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays in Rifle at the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church, Lovell Building, 200 E. 4th Street.
- Monday through Friday in Glenwood Springs the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.