Senior Services

Home-Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America 2019 MemberPartnering 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!

Please contact our intake coordinator at SAAA, Christen Quinnan, 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.

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

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.

Join us at one of the specified places and times below to claim a seat and socialize with this fun group!

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

    Monday and Wednesday

    The Fellowship Church
    5101 Ararat Hwy,
    Ararat, VA 24053

    Tuesday and Thursday

    STEP, Inc. Stuart Office
    4559 Wayside Rd,
    Stuart, VA 24171


    Meadows of Dan Community Building
    2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy,
    Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

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


    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.


  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

Program Coordinator

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

Marsha Kitchen, Senior Services Coordinator [email protected]

Learn More

For more information about these services, please visit the contact page to get in touch with your nearest office.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Learn more.

elderly woman smiling


I thoroughly enjoy the delicious meals I receive from STEP, Inc. It’s the best hot meal I get each day, and I look forward to the friendly volunteers delivering my food. Thank you, STEP, Inc!

– Mr. Roop