Senior Services

Home-Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)

Partnering with the Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) our staff and volunteers provide home delivered meals to home bound senior citizens in certain areas of Franklin and Patrick Counties. We deliver nutritious meals Monday through Friday. We also offer a friendly face, someone to chat with, and the comfort of knowing that someone cares! Pet food is also delivered to seniors who we serve through our Meals on Wheels program so that they can afford to keep their companions with them in their homes.

  • Please contact our intake coordinator at SAAA, Patty Blankenship, at (800) 468-4571 or (276) 632-6442. Ms. Blankenship will perform a home assessment and client evaluation to determine eligibility for the program.

  • Pending program approval by SAAA, you will be delivered hot meals Monday through Friday and provided “weather meals” during inclement weather situations.

  • In Patrick County: Hot meals are delivered Monday-Friday.

  • In Franklin County: Hot meals are delivered Monday-Friday;  Frozen meals are delivered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday every other week.

    Would you like to volunteer to help deliver Meals on Wheels?  Visit our Support STEP page and fill out the Volunteer Application. Thank you!


Senior Cafes (where seniors gather to share a meal in a social setting)

  • STEP prepares nutritious lunches that are combined with interesting educational programs and activities. These meals are prepared in our own kitchen and served to some 150 seniors each week at various locations in our community.

  • To join, please call our offices to claim a seat and socialize with this fun group!

  • Patrick County (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM):

    • Monday and Wednesday in Ararat, VA at The Fellowship Church

      • 5101 Ararat Hwy., Ararat, VA 24053

    • Tuesday and Thursday in Stuart, VA at the STEP, Inc. Stuart Office

      • 4559 Wayside Rd., Stuart, VA 24171

    • Friday at the Meadows of Dan Community Building

      • 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

  • Franklin County (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    • Thursday at The Essig Recreation Center

      • 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151


Senior Transportation

  • We offer transportation services for Patrick County seniors to congregate lunches, medical appointments, and grocery shopping. More than 50 seniors take advantage of these services every week, allowing them the freedom to be more mobile, more self-sufficient and more independent.

  • Availability:

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    • Friday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • To apply and/or set up an appointment, please call our STEP, Inc. Patrick County office: (276) 694-2239.

Resources for Seniors

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Meals on Wheels

Southern Area Agency on Aging

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation 

Franklin County Department of Social Services

Patrick County Department of Social Services   

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For more information about these services, contact:

200 Dent Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 483-5142
4559 Wayside Road
Stuart, VA 24171
(276) 694-2239


 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Carolyn Simmons, Senior & Food Services Director
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(276) 694-2239, ext. 4207