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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

   

If you are a senior and unable to leave your home it can be very difficult to prepare a nutritious meal for yourself. Our Meals on Wheels service can help. Receive nutritious, well-balanced meals delivered to your home by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. You will find comfort in knowing that a good meal and a friendly face will come with every visit.
 
 The extensive Meals on Wheels network of programs and volunteers delivers one million healthy, wholesome meals everyday across the U.S. It provides not only a nutritious meal, but also a friendly visit and safety check – helping seniors to overcome the challenges of limited mobility and isolation as they age and to keep living independently in their own homes and communities.
 
  If you are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels, you will first need to work with a Senior Services’ Care Coordinator. Meal delivery is usually started as soon as possible. Call 989-633-3700.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to receive Meal on Wheels, you must meet a few basic requirements:

Meals on Wheels is available on a short or long term basis for those in need. If you’ve had surgery, have a temporary health condition or your caregiver is on vacation, you can receive Meals on Wheels for a few weeks, months or as needed. Meals are offered on a donation based on income. Minimum recommended donation of $3.00 per meal or give what you can.

 

  • Be at least 60 years old or have a spouse who is at least 60
  • Generally unable to leave your home
  • You or someone living at your home is unable to obtain or prepare meals
  • You agree to be home when meals are delivered

MEAL INFORMATION

Meals on Wheels are healthy and approved by a regional dietitian and meet all state and federal guidelines. The high nutritional standards of the meals represent the health conditions, dietary concerns and food preferences of the seniors served. Meals are analyzed to ensure sodium and fat content is consistent with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Meals on Wheels also helps seniors maintain their individual nutrition goals by providing them with the nutritional content of each meal.

ASK THE DIETITIAN

Megan Geierman, RD

Nutrition Program Director

A registered dietitian nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including: Earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Please use this form to ask our registered dietitian questions! Some examples include questions related to nutrition composition, portion size, or how our meals might fit into your medical nutrition therapy plan.

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Michell Burkett
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From Our Clients

“Thank you for this service! Special thanks to the delivery people—all friendly and nice! The food is very good too!”

~ Meals on Wheels Client

“The fact that people reach out to feed me at all, nothing says love more.” 

~ Meals on Wheels Client

 “Thank you for the Meals on Wheels. They have been a tremendous help to me.” 

 

~ Meals on Wheels Client

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