(Meals at Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels)
Six County contracts with area senior centers to provide services such as transportation for shopping or medical appointments; Legal seminars, health education, and provide a location for the Senior Nutrition Program to prepare and distribute meals in both homebound and congregate settings. Centers also have a number of activities to promote health and wellbeing of area seniors. Times and schedules may vary by center. Contact the center for meal and transportation schedules.
Meals-on-Wheels helps seniors remain in their own homes by providing hot lunchtime meals for those age 60+. We provide a safety check for our seniors, giving peace-of-mind to family members who must work during the day. If in the unlikely event a senior needs immediate medical assistance, drivers and volunteers will call 911 and remain with the senior until help arrives.
Meals are delivered Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. The number of service delivery days is dependent upon need.
Special diets and (limited) liquid meals are available for those at higher nutritional risk.
60 years of age or older and homebound, and the caregiver spouse of the homebound senior, and the disabled child of a homebound senior.
Homebound is someone that is unable to leave their home without assistance. Those individuals who still drive and get out into the community are not considered homebound. Meals-on-Wheels encourages those that are not homebound to participate in lunch at their senior center.
Fees & Charges:
Fees are not charged for this program.
A contribution of $2.50 per meal is a suggested donation for both congregate and home delivered meals.
Six County Office Hours – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 435-893-0725
See contact information and times for each center below.
Prior to beginning Meals-on-Wheels, a staff member will visit the senior’s home to assess their needs and make a final determination for eligibility. A waiting period for services may apply due to insufficient funding or delivery capacity.
Service levels will depend on the ability of the older individual to help themselves, and the capacities of family members and caregivers in and out of the home to provide assistance.
Some areas are considered under-served in that Seniors may qualify for the program but delivery may not be available. Alternative delivery methods may be considered. Some routs may be put on hold if total numbers fail to meet minimums.