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Meals on Wheels

 

Whether you’re eight or eighty, eating well-balanced meals rich in vitamins and minerals is very important to your health.

Sometimes it’s difficult to shop for, cook or even care about the foods we eat. We may be recovering from an illness, be homebound, or unable to shop or cook.

Meals on Wheels is a service designed to help eligible seniors and others meet their nutritional needs during such challenging times.

Eligibility Guidelines

A person is eligible for Meals on Wheels:

  • If he/she is 60 years of age or older and are unable to leave the home without considerable difficulty and/or assistance
  • And experiences a physical or mental condition making them unable to obtain food or prepare meals on a temporary or permanent basis

Also eligible:

  • The spouse of an eligible participant (regardless of age).
  • People under 60 years of age with a disability are eligible if they reside with or are in the care of people receiving Meals on Wheels.

Preference will be given to individuals who are low-income, minority, limited English proficiency and at risk for institutional placement.

Delivery
Meals are delivered by volunteers from the community around the noon hour. Meals are available up to five days a week, depending on the location.

Donations
The Meals on Wheels program depends on participant contributions to help support the service. Voluntary contributions are encouraged although no eligible person will be denied for lack of ability to contribute.

Meals on Wheels are brought to you by Senior Solutions,  in cooperation with senior centers, community meal sites and some restaurants in Windham and Windsor counties.

We want to provide you with the best possible service. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the nutrition services provided, we encourage you to contact our agency.

To sign up or get more information, call HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119 for state assistance or call Senior Solutions’ HelpLine 802-885-2655 / 802-885-2669.


Interested in Delivering Meals on Wheels in your community?

Call Senior Solutions Nutrition & Wellness Director, Catherine Wisniewski at 802-885-2679 or email at cwisniewski@seniorsolutionsvt.org   Let’s Do Lunch!

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