> Nutrition Program (Meals on Wheels)
The Meals on Wheels Program is a meal program offering a well balanced meal to adults through home delivered services or congregate dining sites. It is a federally funded Nutrition Program that encompasses both the familiar Meals on Wheels Program and Congregate Dining Sites. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver nutritionally balanced meals to home bound elders and adults with disabilities while Congregate Dining Sites provide the opportunity for those elders who are able to leave their homes without assistance to come out to eat and socialize. The Nutrition Program is available in our 23 cities and towns service area.
Meals meet one third daily USDA standards and are available in regular, renal, cardiac, chopped, ground and pureed for all home delivered meals clients. Special Chinese home delivered meals are provided in Westford and Andover. A Latino meal is available for participants at the Lawrence Congregate Dining Site.
Congregate Dining Sites Locations
Located in senior centers, elder housing, and other convenient places, dining centers are locations where adults aged 60 and over and younger adults with disabilities can enjoy good food and good company. Current locations are: Amesbury Senior Center, Amesbury Towers, Archambeault Towers in Lowell, Billerica Senior Center, Dracut Senior Center, Father Norton Manor in Lowell, First Congregational Church in Georgetown, Haverhill Senior Center, Lawrence Senior Center, Methuen Senior Center, Methuen Elder Housing Complex at Mystic Street, Newburyport Senior Center, North Andover Senior Center, Rowley Senior Center, Salisbury Senior Center, St. Alfio’s Villa in Lawrence, Tewksbury Senior Center, Tyngsboro Senior Center and West Newbury Senior Center.
Adults, at least 60 years of age or qualified adults with disability who are determined to be “homebound” are eligible for home delivered meals. Any adult over the age of 60 may participate at the Congregate Dining Site.
There is no cost for either the home delivered meals or congregate meals, however, a $2.00/meal donation is suggested. The donation is anonymous and voluntary. No eligible elder will be denied service based on their income or their ability to make a donation.
More information about the Nutrition Program or to make a referral for home delivered meals call our Age Information Department at 1-800-892-0890.