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MEALS ON WHEELS

Is a person eligible for Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels are hot, nutritious lunches that are delivered Monday through Friday to the homebound elderly who meet these requirements:

  • 60 years of age or older (or the spouse of a person 60 years of age or older)
  • at risk of malnutrition
  • unable to come to the Senior Center for a meal

What towns do we deliver to?

Waterbury – Waterbury Center – Moretown – Middlesex – Duxbury – Bolton

 

When do deliveries take place?

We aim to get your meal delivered between 11:30am and 12:30pm Monday thru Friday. If you wish to receive meals for the weekend they will be delivered on Friday ready for the fridge or freezer.

 

What is a typical Meals on Wheels menu?

  • Each meal provides 3 ounces of protein-rich meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, legumes or nuts.
  • At least two ounces of grains, one of which is whole grain, are served at each meal.
  • Each meal provides a total of 1 ½ cups of fruit and/or vegetable.
  • One serving of milk is offered at each meal.
  • Meals high in sodium are kept to once per week.
  • One good source of Vitamin A is served at least every other day.
  • One vitamin C-rich food is served daily.

 

How much does each meal cost?

The cost to produce each meal is $12.32.  Diners age 60 and older are asked to contribute what they can afford.  The meal price for diners under Age 60 is $7.50.

 

How can I Sign Up?

Call the Senior Center (802) 244 1234.

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Providing the elderly residents of Waterbury, Duxbury, Bolton, Moretown, and Middlesex with programs and services to enrich their lives.