> Nutrition Program

Our Nutrition Program includes Meals on Wheels, Elder Brown Bag, nutrition counseling and education (dietitian) services. As the U.S. population ages, malnourishment is a growing concern. Proper nutrition is critical for adults and providing access to nourishing meals and dietitian services helps to attain and maintain optimal nutritional status.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Program is provides eligible adults with a home-delivered meal five days a week.
For more information about Meals on Wheels, click here.
To view monthly meal menus click here.

Nutrition Counseling and Education (Dietitian) Services

We have a team of Registered Dietitians available to help you learn how to eat healthy to be healthy through Individualized In-Home Nutrition Counseling, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Presentations.

For more information about the Dietitian services click here or contact the nutrition program at 978-686-1422 or nutrition@esmv.org.

Elder Brown Bag Program

Elder Services has collaborated with the Greater Boston Food Bank and local sites to provide fresh groceries on a monthly basis to close to 2,500 elders in the Merrimack Valley. Each “Brown Bag” contains about 15 pounds of food and both perishable and non-perishable foods are included. This program enables low income seniors to stretch their food dollars throughout the month. We have sites in Greater Haverhill, Greater Lawrence, and the Greater Lowell areas. Several housing facilities and Councils on Aging have volunteer drivers who pick up the bags to distribute to seniors within a particular community. This program is free of charge and has an application process.

Low-income elders, 60 years of age or older, are eligible to enroll. Participants receive a bag of groceries once per month, distributed at a local community site. We have distribution sites in Lawrence, Haverhill and Lowell.

For additional information or to apply, call our Information and Referral Department at 800-892-0890.