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Texas Counties Deliver

Welcome to the Mason County Nutrition Program's Page!

We are so glad you stopped by!  Check out our activity calendar for more important dates and upcoming events!  Please note that our phone number has changed!  We can now be reached at 325-294-4073.

Mason County Makes Positive Changes

The Mason County Commissioners Court, at their regular meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019, voted to make several changes that will affect some residents in the county.

The Mason County Nutrition Program has been partnering with Kimble County Meals on Wheels to furnish home delivered and congregate meals (served at the center) to those senior citizens who desire to participate in the program.  Currently, Mason County employees must drive to Junction five days a week to secure meals and bring them back to the center.  After much research and consideration, County Officials and Department Supervisors decided to offer the option of preparing meals to local providers who are capable of cooking large quantities of food and who can meet the requirements set forth by the government.  Offering this option will allow the County to spend money locally, save on vehicle wear and tear, and free up time for employees to work on other projects.  We are very excited that beginning August 5, 2019, Nacho’s Café and Willow Creek Café will take turns, weekly, providing meals to the Mason County Nutrition Program. At this time, there will be no increase in the cost to those patrons of the senior center.

The other change that will affect some citizens of Mason County is the Homestead Exemption that will be offered to homeowners 65 years of age and older.  The Court realizes that ad valorem taxes on residents in the county have risen considerably and that it has placed a burden on residents, especially those older citizens that may live in their own home but live on a fixed income.  The State of Texas mandates that school districts provide a $25,000 Homestead Exemption.  Our MISD does this along with another $20,000 on top of the required amount.  The city of Mason offers a $5,000 Homestead Exemption for residents in the city and the county is required to offer an exemption to disabled veterans.  This action will cost the county some revenue, but the Court agreed that by providing the exemption, the county budget could absorb the loss of revenue.  Therefore, beginning with the 2019 Tax year, a $25,000 county Homestead Exemption will be available to residents claiming and qualifying a homestead.  The Court sincerely hopes that this will help alleviate some of the property tax burden to those citizens 65 years of age and older who qualify for the exemption.

Thank you to:

The Mason Community Foundation for granting the Nutrition Program $5,000.00!

The City of Mason has collected over $1000 in public donations (since October) for the Nutrition Program!

Hochheim Prairie Insurance for granting the Nutrition Program $600.00.

St. Joseph Catholic Church for collecting and donating $1,246 to the Nutrition Program.

Riata for granting the Nutrition Program $2,000.00.

Mason Lions Club for granting the Nutrition Program $500.00.

and

The Mason County Roundup Queens Court for choosing Mason County Nutrition Program as their service project this year.

What a wonderful blessing for our Program and our Seniors in Mason County.

February Happenings:

BINGO - Every Tuesday

Special Music

None scheduled at this time

Upcoming Holiday Closure(s)

Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

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Through the help of our dedicated and diligent volunteers we deliver a hot and nutritious meal for the citizens unable to cook for themselves as well as provide meals to those guests who come to the center for lunch.  More than 25 people volunteer, in some capacity, for the Nutrition Program year round.  We are so very thankful for such an incredible group of people who give of themselves each day.  

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Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

·         Our greatest need at this time is for additional delivery volunteers.  Drivers can be full-time, part-time or a substitute.  All help is appreciated!

·         Activity instructors - If you have a special talent or skill you would like to share ex. crafts, games, painting, music, please contact us!

·         Bingo Sponsor - We host Bingo every Tuesday and are looking for a sponsor for prizes.

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To volunteer, sign up, support or just see what we’re all about, call, email or come by the Historical Building.  We would love to have you!  When you support the Nutrition Program, you are a part of something really special: a community dedicated to keeping our ‘county gems’ healthy, engaged, independent and social.  After a lifetime of working, raising families and contributing to the success of our community, it is a privilege to serve our deserving seniors.

Email Tai at senior.nutrition@co.mason.tx.us or call us at 325-294-4073 for more information.

The Mason County Nutrition Program operates out of the Historic Building also known as the Old Grammar School

located at 505 Moody St.

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