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Spectrum Community Services Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Nutrition Program Funding | Community News

From left, Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance President Kathy Younger, Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown, and Vice Mayor Valarie Arkin not too long ago helped ship sizzling meals to seniors in Pleasanton and Dublin, as Spectrum Group Companies celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of federal funding for diet applications for older People. In March 1972, then-President Richard Nixon signed into legislation an modification to the Older People Act, which helped fund such community-based applications as Meals on Wheels and Senior Meals. In the course of the weeklong celebration, the Hayward-based Spectrum Group Companies invited Alameda County neighborhood leaders and elected officers to go to two of its 12 senior meal areas and on ride-alongs for 3 of its 90 weekly Meals on Wheels supply routes in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin. Alameda County residents 60 and older can register for Senior Meals or Meals on Wheels by calling 510-881-0300 or visiting SpectrumCS.org. Spectrum can also be looking for volunteers to assist ship meals.

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