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THE PATCH | BY Dan Pittman

Age Well Senior Services announces a new partnership with Zest in a Bowl to provide lunches for older adults in Orange County.

Beginning April 1, 2022, the healthy, senior lunches are being offered for in-person dining only, five days a week at nine Senior Centers served by Age Well. The nine centers offering these lunches include two that are fully operated by the organization – Florence Sylvester Senior Center in Laguna Hills, and Dorothy Visser Senior Center in San Clemente.

Monthly menus are online at Myagewell.org and posted in each center. Reservations are required for lunch. The suggested donation for each meal is $5.50 for adults 60 and over. Non-seniors 59 and younger are asked to pay $7.50 per meal.

Zest in a Bowl is co-owned and operated in Laguna Hills by Kevin and Margaret Lee. They have prior experience as a provider of Senior Cuisine Delivered for Age Well, a healthy, affordable, convenient meal delivery service from local restaurants/caterers for adults 50+, their caregivers and dependents. Additionally, Zest in a Bowl has conducted a pilot program twice a week at Age Well’s senior lunch programs.

“We are excited to introduce Zest in A Bowl menus. It’s time to reap the benefits of brightly colored fruits and vegetables and more healthy options as we continue to care for the health and wellbeing of the seniors who visit the center. Our partnership with Kevin has been very well received in our pilot program by our seniors,” said Age Well’s CEO Steve Moyer.

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The Zest owners are passionate about healthy living and incorporating fresh, locally sourced, whole foods. Inspired by wonderful, wholesome food cultures from their travels in Hong Kong and Europe, their menu features Italian, Mediterranean, Western and Asian cuisine. Additionally, they use a variety of herbs and spices from around the world to enhance the flavor of their foods. Their food is low in sodium and supportive of a diabetic diet.

“Kevin has taken into special consideration this older adult population, as he plans the meals six weeks in advance,” says Moyer. “Meals include tender meats or fish, healthy vegetables and salads, delicious soups, and of course, a small dessert. Kevin says that this catering opportunity is a way for him to ‘bring natural, healthy and tasty dishes to the community.”‘ Age Well Senior Services also provides other services to seniors in Orange County, including the aforementioned Senior Cuisine Delivered, Meals on Wheels, health and wellness, transportation, care management, and online activities.

About Age Well Senior Services

Established in 1975, Age Well Senior Services, is a nonprofit public benefit 501 (C)(3) organization located in Lake Forest, California. Age Well relies on contributions to provide critical services, resources, and programs to home-bound and low-income seniors living in 21 cities located in South Orange County. Some programs are funded in part through a grant from the California Department on Aging and allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors & administered by the Office on Aging.

Celebrating summers end with Pacific Symphony on the Go!

Age Well Senior Services hosted special evening outdoor concerts on Monday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 25 at the nonprofit’s senior centers, Dorothy Visser in San Clemente and Florence Sylvester in Laguna Hills, featuring Pacific Symphony’s Symphony on the Go!

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named Age Well as a Nonprofit of Distinction 2021!

2021 Nonprofit of Distinction

We are honored to be selected as one of the five Nonprofits of Distinction in Assembly District 74. Thank you Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris!

We are truly inspired to be nominated among so many amazing nonprofit organizations in Orange County! We look forward to making sure our senior neighbors all have the ability to Age Well & thank everyone who has dedicated time & resources during this past (extremely challenging) year.
Dana Point Senior Uplifted By Letter In Meals-On-Wheels Delivery

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Age Well talks to TV 6 with Lisa Hart

Recently we caught up with Lisa Hart at TV6 to talk about our response to COVID-19!

Recently we sat down with The Raad life, an amazing show focused on all things happenings in Orange County and beyond. Friend and Host, Raad Ghantous talks with CEO Steve Moyer about COVID-19’s impact on the Age Well Senior Services community – and how we’ve been working through it together. 

You won’t want to miss it! Catch the whole interview below, or by clicking the link here

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Panini Kabob Grill, a Mediterranean-inspired fine-casual scratch kitchen, is honored to join The Great Plates Delivered Program Orange County. “With several restaurants in Orange County, we will be pleased to serve many seniors in need who may have been adversely affected by COVID-19. It has always been part of our principles and beliefs to give back every way we can to our loving and supporting community. Now, more than ever, we must rise to the occasion and help those who need it the most” stated Jose Jimenez Director of Public Relations.

Age Well Senior Services is a key resource for older adults in South Orange County, providing programs like Meals on Wheels. CEO Steve Moyer joins us to talk about how Age Well is serving our senior neighbors during the pandemic.

The Orange County Great Plates Delivered Program developed by Gov. Newsom’s office and administered exclusively by Age Well Senior Services in South Orange County has been extended until July 10.
The meal-delivery program was created in an effort to keep at-risk seniors nourished amid the challenges of COVID-19 by allowing them to stay at home and stay healthy by receiving three nutritious meals a day, seven days a week prepared by local restaurants and caterers.

Popular Lake Forest-based restaurateur is preparing nutritious meals for seniors through Orange County Great Plates Delivered program.

The Orange County Great Plates Delivered Program is a match made in heaven for Jolanda Day of Jolanda's Café' & Catering of Lake Forest and Age Well Senior Services, exclusive administrator in South Orange County.
Jolanda said the compensation she receives for preparing meals for the program has saved her business. She wasn't sure she would come back from COVID-19. "I served seniors with my catering business, but those events ended with the pandemic," she said. "This program has kept the lights on and my staff employed. I feel good about how much good we are doing."

Seniors have noticed the quality of food they are receiving from Jolanda's. "Jolanda's years of experience, and her commitment to quality are reflected in the plates she prepares," said one woman. "Her meals are varied, nutritious, and delicious. Jolanda always puts her heart and skill into what she serves."

Other participating meal providers include EVORA Culinary Group, Panera Bread locations (multi cities), Congregation Pirchei Shoshannim, (Kosher and Halal meals), Bagels & Brew and Taste Catering.

For qualification and to enroll visit www.myagewell.org For assistance call 949-382-6099. This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Office of Emergency Services, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Office on Aging to assist at risk seniors nutritionally amid COVID-19 by allowing them to stay at home and stay healthy by receiving three meals a day, seven days a week prepared by local restaurants and caterers. The program has been extended until July 10.

Age Well has provided 49,734 Grab & Go and Home Delivered meals to South County seniors since March 16, as well as 80,734 through its Meals On Wheels program. The organization has enrolled 999 new seniors to its programs.

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