Lumberjacks is the only restaurant in Lassen County serving food to seniors as part of the Dine Around Town program.

Bridges praises success of the county’s ‘Dine Around Town’ program and upcoming expansion to home-delivered meals

These three entities work together to feed seniors as part of the Dine Around Town program.

During unagendized reports at the Tuesday, Sept. 19, Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting, Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Gary Bridges touted the success of the Dine Around Town program — a joint effort between PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Lassen County Health and Human Services Agency and Lumberjacks Restaurant.

Bridges said he attended the Monday, Sept. 18 PSA2 executive board meeting and shared a positive message.

“I’m happy to say our Dine Around Town program is a huge success,” Bridges said. “We are now feeding 175 seniors with vouchers, and we’re working and will be doing home deliveries shortly. I’ve got all the tools in my basement for the home delivery — the hot boxes, everything. It’s been a great success, and we’re always working on expanding it because we still have seniors who are not being fed. It is an issue, but it took 2 1/2 years to get this program up and running, and it’s something I’m very, very proud of.”

The senior menu from Lumberjacks restaurant.

PSA 2 Information
This information comes from the Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging website, https://www.psa2.org. PSA2 serves seniors in Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity counties. For aging and adult information and assistance, call (800) 510-2020.

Dine Around Town Senior Nutrition Program Restaurant Voucher Program
The Dine Around Town Senior Nutrition Program is a direct nutrition service of PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Lassen County Health and Human Services Agency and Lumberjacks Restaurant.

This innovative alternative model to a senior congregate meal site provides Dine Around Town Senior Nutrition Program participants with vouchers which can be redeemed for healthy, nutritionally balanced meals at Lumberjack Restaurant in Susanville. Participants may choose from a variety of menu options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner during the restaurant’s normal service hours.

Benefits to DAT senior nutrition program participants:
• Access to nutritious meal choices
• Increased socialization
• Decrease in food insecurity
• Improvement to the lives of the community’s older adults

Program eligibility:
• Aged 60 and over
• Reside in Lassen County
• Complete required registration and assessment process
• Must drive and/or have access to transportation to receive meals

Program participant responsibilities:
• Shall follow DAT Program Guidelines agreeing to program rules and proper restaurant etiquette
• Shall notify restaurant wait staff that they are using a DAT voucher. Sign and date the voucher and provide it to the wait staff prior to service.

To register for the DAT Senior Nutrition Program, call PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging at (530) 842-1687.