KEEPING SENIORS AT HOME, WHERE THEY WANT TO BE
For individuals 60 and older (regardless of income) who have trouble getting around or preparing their own food, we deliver the meal to you.
Meals On Wheels are delivered by community volunteers five days a week in Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Chittenden counties. Our hot nutritious meals include protein, vegetables, milk, juice, bread, and fruit. Special diets (such as low-sodium) are accommodated.
Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking.
For many seniors, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer or staff member who shows up every day with a hot meal and a warm smile is the only person they see or speak with all day. This special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to take good care of themselves. Seniors traveling to group settings for meals also receive valuable social interaction and companionship. All of us can attest that a meal can be much more than the food on the plate, but also the company across the table.
Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come the increased risks of medical emergencies, falls and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery ensures that, in the case of an emergency or problem, medics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten.
"This program is fantastic. It saved my life.“
“I enjoy the meals but more importantly, I love the friendly volunteers who always take the time to chat. It’s something I look forward to.”