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Gold Country Senior Services awarded $20,000 grant from Alliance for Green Heat

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. November 30, 2023 – “Not only will this grant allow us to meet new air-quality best practices criteria, but it will help build a sustainable, environmentally-conscious program,” said Gold Country executive director Leslie Lovejoy. “For starters, both our Senior Firewood Program clients and our community will benefit.” According to the EPA, smoke […]

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Emergency meals for seniors thanks to Kiwanis

Shelf-stable meals can be a lifeline, especially during an emergency, and Kiwanis recently assembled, packaged and donated a supply of 10,000 for local distribution.             Many will go to Gold Country Senior Services Meals on Wheels clients.             “Thanks to Kiwanis, our team can feel confident knowing the older adults we serve will have shelf-stable […]

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Soroptimist Impact Fund Award Brings New Community Senior Center Closer to Completion

Thursday, June 8th brought the Community Senior Center another step closer to completion. At a monthly meeting held at Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro, Susan Rasmussen, President of Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills, presented Gold Country Senior Services Executive Director Leslie Lovejoy with a much-appreciated Impact Fund Award of $5,500. Since Nevada County has one […]

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Gold Country Senior Services programs and plans to continue

Gold Country Senior Services Executive Director, Janeth Marroletti’s recent resignation marks a major change for the non-profit.             “For approximately five years, Janeth’s leadership led us on a path of progress,” Board President Leslie Lovejoy confirmed. “During her tenure, Meals on Wheels and the Nutrition Programs were expanded to include emergency services that meet increased, […]

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Thirty-one years, eleven cars and thousands of meals later, volunteer driver Everette Burkard is still on the road for Meals on Wheels

“My commitment has outlasted eleven cars,” Meals on Wheels driver Everette Burkard laughed, when he considered his more than three decades as a Gold Country Senior Services’ driver. “I’ve met so many outstanding clients,” he recalled. “Delivering meals is an honor for me, as well as a lifeline for them.” Burkard also headed the popular […]

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Senior fitness classes plan to move from LOVE Building to new Senior Center location

Affordable senior fitness classes began 10 years ago at the LOVE Building in Grass Valley as a partnership between the City of Grass Valley, the Lions Club, and Gold Country Senior Services. The facility offered popular Line Dancing classes, Yoga and Tai-Chi, among others. Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes and […]

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Warming up for winter: Community comes together to deliver firewood to seniors

For seniors, especially those living in rural areas, winter can be tough, and wood from Gold Country Senior Services may be a lifesaver. Volunteers are lifesavers too. In fact, they’re local heroes. “On Saturday, September 25th, October 2nd and November 6th, the community will join forces to load and deliver wood to low-income seniors, so […]

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Meals on Wheels Program expands services to North San Juan

March 25, 2021 – “As the need for meals among our older population continues to rise dramatically,” Gold Country Senior Services Executive Director Janeth Marroletti announced, “starting in April, the Meals on Wheels Program, in collaboration with the North San Juan Community Center, will expand to this area. “Seniors who are frail, homebound, and have […]

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New Gold Country Senior Center serves community before doors officially open

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 17, 2020 – The ink hardly had time to dry on the escrow documents before Gold Country Senior Services’ long-awaited Senior Center became the new COVID-19 testing site. “We recently closed escrow on the old Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli building in Grass Valley,” Executive Director Janeth Marroletti explained. “One week […]

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Aging honored – Gold Country Senior Services celebrates two milestone events

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 20, 2020 – “While GCSS has been serving seniors since 1976, one of our Meals on Wheels clients has been living life since 1920,” said the non-profit’s Executive Director Janeth Marroletti. “Bob Boyle is part of the fastest-growing segment of America’s population, those 85 and older, and it was our honor […]

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Senior Firewood Program volunteers wanted

September 10, 2020 – “It is hard to imagine the cold winter right now, while current temperatures are in the 90s. However, the Senior Firewood Program volunteers have been working all year long, preparing much-needed firewood to keep older adults warm this winter,” said Gold Country Senior Services Executive Director, Janeth Marroletti. “We’re inviting our […]

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Emergency preparedness food and go-bags for seniors

August 11, 2020 – For many, August is the “anxious” month. It’s the time when we think about fires, power outages, and being prepared. “We’re all concerned,” acknowledged Gold Country Senior Services executive director, Janeth Marroletti, “but for low-income seniors living at home, their anxiety can skyrocket, especially if they are frail and isolated. Part […]

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