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, who will perform a home assessment and client evaluation.

  • 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 meal delivered Monday-Friday.

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


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 save a seat and join this fun group!

  • Patrick County (9am-11:30am):

    • 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 (10:30am-12:30pm)

    • Thursday at The Essig Recreation Center

      • 295 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount, Virginia


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 9am-1pm

    • Friday: 7am-1pm

  • To apply and 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
4559 Wayside Road
Stuart, VA 24171