Meals on Wheels provides 2 meals a day to homebound adults age 60 or older, or adults of any age with a chronic health condition or disability who meet program eligibility guidelines, and live in Frederick County. A hot meal is delivered midday, accompanied by a cold meal that can be refrigerated and eaten later. Participants must be homebound due to illness or physical limitations, not able to prepare meals, and have no caregiver to assist with food shopping and preparation, or cannot safely prepare food due to physical, mental, or emotional impairment.
Meals are planned and prepared to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for older adults. Special diets currently offered include regular, diabetic/low carbohydrate, low sodium, and mechanical soft menus. Additional special diets may be available from some vendors.
Home Delivered Meals
Home delivered meals are available for homebound older adults, 60 years or older who meet the program eligibility requirements and live within the service areas of senior centers in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick and Urbana. Homebound older adults who are unable to participate in a congregate dining program due to health problems can benefit from home delivered meals as a way to remain in their homes and communities while maintaining nutritional health.
Home delivered meals also present an opportunity for regular wellness checks, as well as coordination of referrals for other services.
Applying for Meals on Wheels/Home Delivered Meals
To submit an application, please print an application from the link below, complete the form and submit it to the Frederick County Department of Aging by email, fax or mail.
It is our goal to serve our clients with excellence and we want to hear from you about your experience with the Department. Your feedback will enable us to continue to enhance our services and better respond to your needs.
If you have contacted the Department of Aging or used a Department of Aging service in 2015, please take a moment to complete this survey.
Friends of Meals on Wheels
Friends of Meals on Wheels is planning to host a monthly dining out experience at area restaurants, that will also generate cash back to their program in order to support Frederick County Department of Aging Meals on Wheels. In turn, Friends of Meals on Wheels will donate those funds to FCDOA/MOW to provide meals for older adults and adults with disabilities.