Senior Nutrition Program
Aspen Chef awarded contract to provide senior meals
Garfield County has awarded a contract to Aspen Chef to provide lunches for seniors in eastern end of the county. The senior meals program had suspended its lunches on Jan. 20 in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, while a new catering option was sought. The new meals services are slated to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Congregate meal service available for seniors
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.
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.
Glenwood Springs “Sunnyside Senior Meal” at Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st Street, Glenwood Springs on Tuesdays and Fridays. For reservations call (970) 665-0041.
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.