Meals on Wheels

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What is Meals on Wheels?

The Meals on Wheels program provides a hot nutritious meal to persons who are:  aged 60 and over, are unable to prepare adequate meals on their own, and are temporarily or permanently homebound.

More than just a meal... The Meals on Wheels program also provides a daily check on individuals. If there is concern when delivering meals, a designated contact person will be contacted for follow-up. 

 How do I know if I am eligible?

You will be asked basic information to determine eligibility based upon a nutrition assessment.  A home visit may be required prior to starting meals to determine eligibility and to assist with referrals to other services, if needed.

The very best results come when you join your neighbors at your community’s Dining Center. But for those for whom this is not possible, home-delivered meals are a healthy alternative.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in Meals on Wheels, you can call the Aging & Disability Resource Center to inquire about service in your area.

If you are hospitalized or have a spell of illness, your medical provider may also make a referral.

A Referral and Assessment form is required.  You can either mail it, fax it or email it.  The information is on the form.

What else do I need to know?

  • Annual registration is required.
  • The suggested donation for Meals on Wheels is $4.00. No eligible person is denied a meal due to inability to pay. We ask all participants to give a contribution within their means.Donation letters are mailed out every month.Please send donation to the ADRC office. 
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