Meals on Wheels Rockland

Home Delivered Meals Program

Meal Delivery Service to Homebound Rockland County Resident

Meals on Wheels provides peace of mind to caregivers and older adults by delivering nutritious meals to any Rockland resident who cannot shop or cook for themselves due to illness, physical disability or advanced age. In addition to the daily meal, caring volunteers deliver a friendly, personal connection, a safety check, and an important link to the greater community. Home delivered meals, along with all of our services, are part of a greater continuum of care that enable older adults to remain as independent as possible and living in their own homes.

Meals
  • Meals are prepared and packaged in a central commissary
  • Meals meet 1/3 of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) requirements
  • Menus are professionally designed by a Registered Dietician who is licensed by the American Dietetic Association.
  • Talented chefs along with a dedicated dietary staff prepare high quality, delicious and attractive meals which are moderate in sodium, sugar and cholesterol.
  • A hot lunch and cold dinner are delivered to the client's home between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm each weekday, 52 weeks per year including holidays
  • The Blizzard Box Program helps ensure the agency's home delivered meal recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of weather related or other emergencies.
Program Options
  • Weekend meal service and a lunch only program are also available.
  • There are different fees for lunch only and Kosher meal programs.
  • Therapeutic and mechanically altered diets are accommodated.
Fees
  • No one will be denied access to meal service because of his/her inability to contribute towards the cost of meals. However, there may be a waiting list for public or privately subsidized meal service.

To determine eligibility or for more information about Home Delivered Meals services please call (845) 624-6325.



Research Backed Evidence Confirms "More than a Meal" Benefit

Meals on Wheels of American released the results of The More Than a Meal Research Study, on March 2, 2015. The study, conducted by Brown University and funded by AARP Foundation, not surprisingly, reveals significant impact of meal service delivery on the health and well-being of adults 60 years of age and older.



Key findings include:

  • Those receiving and/or requesting Meals on Wheels services are significantly more vulnerable compared to a nationally representative sample of aging Americans.
  • Those who received daily-delivered meals experienced the greatest improvements in health and quality of life indicators over the study period compared to the control groups.
  • Those who lived alone and received daily-delivered meals were more likely to report in worry about being able to remain in home and improvements in feelings of isolation and loneliness over the study period, compared to the control groups.

To read an executive summary of the study or the full report, please visit:

More Than A Meal

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Sharon Martini

Phone: (845) 624-6325
Email: info@mowrockland.org

Interested in Receiving Meals?

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Home Delivered Meals Application Form

Meal Menus

Menus are subject to change due to availability of products or dietary restrictions.

For a calendar of menus click on the link below:

Meals Menu

Seniors Can't Wait!

Every day we add seniors to our waiting list for homebound meal delivery.With your support we can provide the nutritious meals and personal visits our area seniors, like Alex Katsavakis so desperately need. You can help us meet this urgent need by clicking the button below read more about this issue and to make a donation to Meals on Wheels. We know that Alex and the many others we serve are grateful for your support!

Seniors Can't Wait!

Meals at Home for Families Facing Breast & Thyroid Cancer

Meals on Wheels is participating in the Magnolia Meals at Home™ Program. Thanks to the program many of our neighbors living with breast and thyroid cancer are now able to receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals as well. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com or contact Sharon Martini at smartini@mowrockland.org or at 845/624-6325.



The Senior Hunger Crisis in New York

Nearly 1 in 6 seniors may not know where their next meal is coming from, but fortunately programs like Meals on Wheels are working to end senior hunger. Please click here to read about the latest statistics regarding senior hunger in NY State.

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