About Connected Living


Being connected is one of the great pleasures of life. That feeling of oneness with others who share similar hopes and dreams, who love the opportunities presented by friendship and compassion. Connected Living provides all of that and more.

It is our mission to provide services to enrich, enhance, maintain, sustain and help make more productive the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities, and other adults in need. We do this by providing Meals-On-Wheels, transportation programs, and activities and resources that enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of seniors and underserved families. We do it through:

  • Our Adult Day Programs, Senior Corps, congregate meals, food bank, transportation, and health promotion.
  • Resources include support groups, Power to Seniors, and information and referrals.
  • Classes and opportunities to volunteer, find employment, and donate.

Our vision:  Fostering an enhanced quality of life for the empowerment of our community through justice, respect and self-determination. 

Our History

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program merged into Golden Umbrella in July 2017 to become Dignity Health Connected Living, a private non-profit agency, a subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center, and Dignity Health member.

The specific and primary purposes of this corporation are to sponsor, establish and maintain programs and projects in the Counties of Northern California (the “North State Service Area”) to provide services to enrich, enhance, maintain, sustain and help make more productive the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities, and other adults in need. Such programs and projects shall include but not be limited to adult day programs, case management, social services, health-related services, in-home support services and other programs that promote independence and enhance quality of life.

Golden Umbrella began serving seniors in 1968 and was developed from a Project Find Grant to seek out isolated, needy, and disabled seniors in Shasta County and implement action to help them. A Multi-Purpose Senior Center where seniors could come together to fulfill many of their social, physical, and intellectual needs had its Grand Opening on May 17, 1970.  

SSNP was formed in 1979 to assist seniors in preserving their independence by providing opportunities to receive meals and transportation services, and take part in activities to enhance their dignity and encourage their continued involvement.

More About Connected Living


Leadership Team

Meet the individuals who help make Connected Living work for all of us here in the North State.

Board of Directors

Our board includes members of Dignity Health as well as respected members of the community.