Meals on Wheels & Home Delivered Meals

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides two 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.