Placer County seniors group gets grants for meals, home repairs

The Placer County nonprofit that provides hot meals, rides and home repair assistance to the county’s older adults has received two large grants to help subsidize those programs.

Seniors First received $50,000 from the California Wellness Foundation to help fund its meal program as well as its home repair program, which helps provide minor home repairs for low-income seniors.

The United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria awarded the nonprofit an additional $5,000 to support the home repair and home modification program.

In 2013, according to the nonprofit’s statistics, Seniors First fed hot meals to more than 62,000 home-bound seniors, provided 14,500 rides to seniors with no other transportation, paid Friendly Visits to about 85 seniors each month and patched up homes of 505 older residents.

For more information on Seniors First and its programs, call (530) 889-9500.

Call The Bee’s Anita Creamer, (916) 321-1136. Follow her on Twitter @AnitaCreamer.