El Centro, California - Wednesday, January 20, the County of Imperial Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will host a Technical Workshop for the Requests for Proposals (RFP) for both the Senior Congregate Nutrition Service Program and the Home Delivered Meals Service Program.  The workshop will run from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building in El Centro.

Last week, the AAA released two RFPs for the competitive selection of providers for both senior meal programs.  Current contracts will expire June 30, 2016; therefore the AAA is seeking proposals for both programs to begin July 1, 2016.

The Senior Congregate Nutrition Program serves meals and related nutrition services in a group setting to individuals who are age 60 or over.  The Home Delivered Meals Service Program provides healthy meals daily and related nutrition services to meet the needs of individuals age 60 or over who have no support system in place to assist them in shopping for or preparing meals.

The AAA is a division of the County of Imperial under the direction of Public Administrator Norma Saikhon, managed by Cheryl Viegas-Walker and provides the following services to seniors: congregate meals, home-delivered meals, in-home respite care, information and assistance, ombudsman program, senior health clinics, and legal assistance. The AAA is the regional focal point of services to older adults.

If interested parties have specific questions or inquiries, please submit that information in advance of the Technical Workshop to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that AAA staff may be prepared to respond.