Silver Sage was founded in 1977 by a group of twelve women who met to SOCIALIZE, play games, and eat meals together. The first meetings were in the vacant Baptist parsonage. Eight years later, the group had outgrown their original space and, with the aid of bandera officials, moved to a larger building on 11th street. The Meals on Wheels program began in 1984. The Dietert Claim Senior Center in Kerrville provided meals which volunteers distributed in Bandera.