Delivering meals and being invited into the homes of hundreds of our most high-risk seniors is an honor and privilege. It’s also the first and one of the most effective lines of defense in avoiding additional healthcare costs for our aging community members.
Every visit comes with a nutritious meal, a safety check around the house and an assessment of any changes that might impact future medical needs. This can mean the difference between independent living at home and an unwelcome transfer to a costly long-term care facility.
Meals on Wheels Eligibility
To be eligible, adults 60+ need to be either be home-bound or have difficulty shopping or cooking for themselves. Our case managers do a home visit to assess eligibility for the Meals on Wheels program as well as many other programs we offer.
Generally, the home-delivered meals are delivered by volunteers between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Clients are provided with a recommendation on how many meals a week are to be delivered, based on their needs.
Meals on Wheels home-deliveries have continued uninterrupted since the pandemic began. Volunteers are able to enter client homes (if the client wishes), to drop off the meal and have a more extended chat. All our volunteers are fully vaccinated and wear a mask. If a client prefers to have their meal dropped on the front porch, that is ok too! Our volunteers will call to let the clients know the meal has arrived, and can have a conversation from a safe distance outdoors.