MPL Newsletter August 2020




Senior Meal Delivery Program


Cost: Meals are FREE to older adults 60+, living in the communities between Jamestown and Black Hawk.

No financial qualifications required.


Donation:  $5 is suggested per meal. No one 60+ years old will ever be denied a meal due to the inability to contribute financially.


When: Deliveries are scheduled once per week, Monday or Friday


What to expect at delivery:  Volunteer drivers deliver meals. All drivers have had background screenings, as required by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging.


Your driver will knock on your door, set the bagged meals down and step back to respect your safe space. The driver will wait for you to answer before leaving. You will have the same driver each week. If you have a question about resources, ask your driver.  Drivers are prepared to share COVID19 mountain resource information. Or visit: for detailed information.


Menu:  There is no set menu at this time, due to availability. Menu may include homemade lasagna, chicken bakes and beef casserole, minestrone and lentil soup, grilled salmon with vegetables and baked cod tacos. Chef Trish includes a special dessert and homemade breads with each meal.


Each meal includes: Vegetable & fruit, whole grain bread, and protein (varies: fish, chicken, beans, pork). Vegetarian & gluten free available upon request.


How many meals:  Depending on your freezer space and need, you can request up to 5 meals per week. The meals are delivered frozen in BPA free, microwavable safe recyclable plastic containers. An average sized freezer can store 5 meals. Meals are delivered frozen in 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz containers.


Funding Source: Nederland Area Seniors is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers and donations to provide community programming. The P2P meal delivery program is funded through Boulder County Area on Aging and the generosity of individual community donations.


To Schedule Delivery: 

Call 303-258-0799 or Email




August 2020 Newsletter

 Welcome to our team, Reba and Sue!


Sue Leto, Kitchen Assistant:  By early April, our meal delivery program quickly expanded from serving 9, to serving 124 individual older adults monthly. The dramatic growth was in obvious response to quarantine mandates and suggestions by the CDC for vulnerability populations to stay home and stay safe in the midst of the COVID pandemic.  To help Chef Trish respond to the need, Sue began volunteering in the NAS kitchen. Sue since been hired as the NAS kitchen assistant and is an irreplaceable part of our kitchen team.


Reba Mitchell, Administrative Assistant:



Nederland Area Seniors is happy to welcome Reba Mitchell, our newest team member. Reba was hired on July 1st and has already added a tremendous amount to the meal delivery program. Previously Reba was the Education Coordinator at Wild Bear in Nederland, she has sincere understanding of non-profit organization operations and values the significance of maintaining community-centered interests in all resource programming.


Zoom Lunch with Friends – Every Wednesday 12 pm – 1pm, starting September 2020. See your friends and chat over lunch, via zoom – a web conferencing platform that is commonly used for audio and/or video conferencing. Moderated by Peak-to-Peak Counseling.

Interested?  Call 303-258-0799 or email for information.


Home Delivered Library Materials:  In partnership with Nederland Community Library, you are now able to request library books, movies, DVDs, CD and Audio Books to be delivered with your meal. You pick the genre or specific titles for the once-a-week drop off and pick-up. 

Email NCL Director Elektra Greer for more information:


Foot Care with Nurse Debbie Neal: Serves mountain older adults with toenail/skin care and a review of foot concerns. By appointment at the Community Center.  303-258-7768


Do you Need Medical Equipment?  The Holistic Homestead provides mountain residents with FREE medical equipment, including grab-bars, mobility devices and back supports.

Call 303-582-3001 or visit:


Virtual Medicare Basics Class, hosted by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm – 7:30 pm. The classes provide unbiased, up-to-date information about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, what and how Medicare pays, choices under Medicare plans, how they work, and prescription drug coverage.  To register call: 303-441-3570 or visit: for more information.


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