In-Person Senior Dining now Open at New Heritage Cafés

After more than two years of pandemic closure, Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC) is now open for in-person dining. Each of HSRC’s three Senior Dining Centers — Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna — has been renamed Heritage Café.

The long closure of the dining sites gave HSRC the opportunity to evaluate how services to our diners could be improved, and that changing to a café model would create a better dining and socialization experience.

What is a “café model”? It means a place to gather, interact with others, enjoy a meal on one’s own schedule, and also have the chance to benefit from other HSRC resources — such as social work assistance, information about healthy aging, and access to helpful services.

Menus have been updated and meals are now  available during a service period versus at one set serving time. Diners at the 1910 California St. location in Eureka will find a newly modernized and updated dining room and lobby. The space is now more functional — a warm, inviting and inclusive environment for all.

“We are excited to welcome our regular dining center participants back. We’ve missed you!” says Tasha Romo, director of HSRC Nutrition and Activities. “And we hope our new facilities and the new Heritage Café atmosphere will attract new friends as well.”

Safety is still important. Visitors to all HSRC sites must wear a mask while on the premises. Diners at Heritage Cafés will be screened before entry and will be asked to wear masks except while eating.

All three Heritage Café locations are open on a part-time schedule and also provide grab-n’-go meals one day per week. Reservations are required for both in-person dining and pick-up meals.

  • Arcata (707-825-2027): Tuesday-Friday starting April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; grab-n’-go meal pick-up on Tuesdays
  • Eureka (707-443-9747): Monday-Thursday starting April 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; grab-n’-go meal pick-up on Thursdays
  • Fortuna (707-725-6245): Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 5, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.; grab-n’-go meal pick-up on Fridays.

The May menu can be found here and in the May issue of Senior News.

For those receiving Home Delivered Meals, the schedule also will change to match Heritage Café hours in your community. McKinleyville deliveries will follow the Arcata schedule.

The Eureka Senior Services office will be open during Heritage Café hours, and staff will remain available by phone during HSRC’s normal business hours.  Call the Heritage Café nearest you for more information.