Seniors in north Valley getting meals |

Seniors in north Valley getting meals

Staff Reports
Dianne Humble and Kathryn Clark Ross sign up at the Senior Center groundbreaking Oct. 19, 2012. The women are involved in bringing senior lunches to the north county.
Shannon Litz |

Just over a year after it was first proposed, seniors living in Northern Douglas County are having lunch served to them twice a week in Indian Hills.

Today’s will be the third time lunch was served at the Indian Hills General Improvement District offices after a process that had to be approved by county commissioners.

The North County Nutrition Program provides a hot meal Wednesdays and Fridays. Lunch is served at noon, and is a $2 donation for those 60 years or older. Younger folks can eat for $3.50.

Indian Hills residents and former improvement district board members Kathryn Clark-Ross and Dianne Humble were early proponents of getting Douglas County Senior Services to deliver meals to the north county community twice a week.

The two women were stumping for the idea at the groundbreaking of the Douglas County Senior Center in October 2012.

They estimated there are 850 seniors who would be eligible for a meal, and to gather for fellowship.

“We have many seniors who are alone and lonely and this is a way to get to know your neighbors, have a good meal prepared by Douglas County Senior Citizens Facility and have a little socialization as well,” Humble said.

Anyone who needs a ride may call Clark-Ross at 267-4675 or Humble at 267-0506.

Humble and Clark-Ross thanked Douglas County commissioners, especially Barry Penzel, and Travis Lee, for their help with bringing the program to the north county.