Meals on Wheels
Our home delivered meals program, also known as “Meals on Wheels”, are designed to provide just the right combination of good nutrition and a friendly visitor for people 60+ who may not have enough food, be able to prepare their own food, or understand the proper nutritional requirements as they are advancing in age.
We deliver meals based on need, so whether long or short term, we can help you or a loved one eat properly. Whether recovering from surgery or an illness, or just not having the mobility to get to the market on a regular basis, Meals on Wheels is there to support seniors in our communities.
All meals served meet one-third of a participant’s daily nutritional requirements and are designed to be low in sodium, fat, and sugar. And if the participant’s doctor requests a diabetic diet plan, we can usually accommodate that by offering a modified meal.
We also offer:
– Ethnic meals
– Therapeutic meals includes Renal, Ground and Puree
– Emergency meal packs are provided to all elders in the event of catastrophic (inclement) weather conditions
And if you are not homebound, but need a little extra assistance with meal preparation, meals are also served at central dining locations including Senior Centers (Council on Aging) throughout the South Shore for those who are able to travel, giving them the opportunity to meet friends and enjoy a nutritious lunch.
Our ultimate goal is to help seniors understand their changing dietary needs and then educate them on how to shop for a down-sized family and prepare nutritious meals that also taste good to their aging palate. To support this goal, SSES offers Nutrition Education Programs to community groups as well as scheduled appointments with a nutritionist if required.
Volunteer opportunities available for anyone interested in packaging or delivering meals to elders in their own, or neighboring communities.