Robert Diaz- Elderly Nutrition Center Program Director
Eva Resendez- Head Cook
Josie Flores- Meals on Wheels Driver
Jose Lira- Meals on Wheels Driver
Meals On Wheels
Social Services to Registered Participants
Cultural and Social Events
The Community Services Agency Elderly Nutrition Center Provides Home delivered meals to home bound elderly's person through referrals from Amerigroup Health Plan , Superior Health Plan And Texas Department Of Aging And Disability. A congreagte feeding site is available to those registered participants who wish to come to our elderly nutrition center located at 908 South 5th street in Carrizo Springs. Transportation is available to those registered participants who wish to attend the congregate feeding center.
There are eligibility requirements which must be met in order to participate in this program. We encourage interested participants to come by the nutrition center to fill out an application to become a registered participant. Some of the funding sources which provide funding to the nutrition program may require that an application be submitted to them directly. This information will be provided to you once you contact the nutrition center.
The Community Services Agency understands that the elderly of our area have other needs which must be met in order that they may have meaningful and healthy lifestyles. It is for this reason that the CSA Elderly Nutrition Center under takes certain Special Projects to assist participants with other needs.
The CSA Elderly Nutrition Center for the past 20 Years has been involved in providing Christmas Food boxes to Low Income Families and elderly persons. These Christmas food boxes are made possible by donations from some of our local vendors, the business community and local governments. In 2016 a total of 125 boxes were distributed a week before Christmas Day in the Dimmit County Area for persons in Big wells , Asherton, Carrizo Hill, Carrizo Springs and Catarina Texas. Our intent was to assure that the spirit of Christmas was present in the homes of those needy families. We are currently taking monetary donations and donations of non perishable food items so that our 2017 Christmas food drive may match or exceed our 2016 goal. Please call us if you would like to donate for this project.
The Community Services Agency for the past 15 years has been the host of the annual Senior Citizens Fun Day held at Veterans Park in Carrizo Springs. This event brings together the elderly nutrition center participants from the nine counties of Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Uvalde, Kinney, Val Verde, Real and Edwards. The goal of this event is to bring all of these participants together to celebrate the joy of being a Senior Citizen and to socialize and interact with all of our neighbors through out the region. Several contests are held during the day including a dance contest which adds to the excitement of this event. Health care providers and other vendors who prioritize services to the elderly are present to provide information on their services. Free screenings are also provided. We have not yet set a date for this event for 2018 as every thing is in the planning stages, but it will take in the Spring Vendors and Health Care providers who would like to place a booth at this event should contact Robert Diaz for more information.
The CSA Elderly Nutrition Center invites Health Care Agencies to come and set up a booth and do presentations to the elderly participants on issues such as wellbeing, medical information, diets or issues that are affecting the elderly community.
The CSA Elderly Nutrition Center holds an annual Thanksgiving Day Luncheon for the participants and all governmental agencies who contribute to the program. We take this opportunity to give Thanks for all the blessings which have been given to us. May the spirit of Thanksgiving be with everyone.