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Silver Sage (Nonprofit )

We are a community-based nonprofit Senior Center focused on helping make the world around us a better place for the most vulnerable seniors in Bandera County.

(Bandera County Committee on Aging, Inc. DBA Silver Sage)

For 37 years we have been delivering Meals on Wheels and providing seniors a safe space to congregate.

Our weekly and monthly food distributions ensure that no Bandera County senior goes hungry.

We are the only organization in Bandera that does emergency home repairs after a disaster.

Soon we will be providing affordable housing in an active senior community setting.

Monday: 8:00 Am - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 Am - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 Am - 3:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 Am - 3:00 PM Friday: 8:00 Am - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Art Crawford - Chief Executive Director
John Cressey-Neely - Chief Operations Officer

Our Market Days food distribution operates in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank.

There are two distributions each month--one at Lakehills Civic Center and one at Mansfield Park. Click here for upcoming dates and times.

Please call Silver Sage for more information.

Karyn Utterback
(830) 796-4969
Updated within the last 2 months.

Each weekday, Meals on Wheels of Bandera prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals in microwave-safe containers to homebound seniors living in Bandera County. Our meals, which are delivered by a trained staff driver or volunteer, are often the primary source of nutrition received by our clients.

All recipes are approved by a registered dietician, and all meals are prepared in the commercial, high-volume Silver Sage kitchen by our talented, experienced culinary staff. The same meal is served to our Meals on Wheels clients and those who come to the Center to eat lunch.

But Meals on Wheels delivers more than a meal. It helps to prevent hunger among our elderly neighbors and improves their ability to remain healthy and independent in their own homes. Daily interaction with volunteers and staff drivers also helps to combat loneliness and provides a valuable safety check. MOW saves taxpayer dollars by allowing seniors to stay at home and out of nursing facilities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be 60 years of age or older
  2. Must be homebound, unable to cook for themselves, and lack outside support

*On a limited basis, disabled individuals under 60 may be eligible for meals if funding is available.

Doctors, community service agencies, relatives, friends, or individuals can make a referral. During business hours, please call the Center at (830) 796-4969.

Free

Hours
Monday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED WEEKENDS AND MAJOR HOLIDAYS
Updated within the last 2 months.

There is something for everyone at Silver Sage Community Center. Activities include:

  • BINGO
  • Board Games
  • Bridge
  • Bus Trips (HEB, Walmart, etc.)
  • Cake and Ice Cream Socials
  • Dance Classes
  • Free Haircuts
  • Group Exercise
  • Hot Lunch
  • Live Music and Jams
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Quilting Circle
  • Writers Group
  • More

Click here for the calendar of activities and events.

Silver Sage is open to all Bandera County seniors (60+).

Free

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Major Holidays: CLOSED
Lisa Crawford Send email
(830) 850-0028
Updated within the last 2 months.
Notice

COMING SOON!

The Cottages of Silver Sage is a housing community for active seniors.

  • 46 units ranging in size from 600 sq ft to 980 sq ft
  • Rent based on income
  • Located next to Silver Sage Community Center
  • Seniors activities Monday through Friday each week
  • Free lunch daily for qualifying participants

Call for information and updates.

Updated within the last 5 months.

This program provides assistance to eligible Veterans, Veterans Dependents, and Surviving Spouses.

Through the program, Silver Sage will assist beneficiaries with short-term and temporary financial Emergency Services including:

  • one-time utility payments (may include electric, gas, propane, water, sewer, trash, and late fees)
  • one-time rental/mortgage payment (may include rent, mortgage, late fees, application fees, and security deposits)
  • transportation services including bus passes, city and county transit passes, council of government transit service passes, taxis, and ride shares (Uber).

Silver Sage will not require beneficiaries to meet a poverty or other income level as a requirement for eligibility. Financial need will be determined by the veteran being behind on rent or mortgage (s) and/or utilities.

Service Area: Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real, and Uvalde Counties. 

Victor Polanco Send email
(888) 849-7599
Tami Polanco Send email
(888) 849-3799
Updated within the last 2 months.

As a non-profit organization, the Silver Sage relies heavily on volunteers to accomplish its mission.

Meals On Wheels drivers and driver assistants (vehicle, gas, and lunch are provided by the Center.)

Click here for more information.

Click here to download the volunteer application form.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Opportunities are available for you to work just a couple of hours, once a week, or more frequently.
Updated within the last 2 months.

In the store, you will find a wonderful variety of items including antique glassware, linens, tools, books, knick-knacks, clothing, and sometimes furniture and electronics.

All proceeds from the Silver Sage Thrift Store go directly to support our Meals On Wheels in Bandera County program.

To volunteer, click here to download the volunteer form, come to Silver Sage at 803 Buck Creek Drive to fill out the form, or call (830) 796-4969.

To donate items, please come to the Thrift Store when it is open. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 5 months.