Programs & Services

Much more than Meals!

Meals on Wheels provides critical services to Rockland County's older population with fresh, delicious meals, engaging cultural, educational and social centers and events and unique educational opportunities for life-long learners.

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to older adults throughout Rockland five days a week. Along with each meal, caring volunteers deliver a friendly, personal connection and vital safety check.

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Meals on Wheels Senior Centers offer a “home away from home” for seniors to gather with their peers, enjoy a hot meal and engage in activities, exercise and community outings. Door to door transportation is available.

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Students aged 50+ receive instruction from retired seniors on the use of computers and other technology. These classes are offered free of charge in small groups with personalized attention.

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home delivered meals

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 our community.

  • Nutritious Meals
  • A hot lunch and/or cold dinner are delivered weekdays between 10am-1pm, 52 weeks per year including Holidays.
  • Weekend meals are available.
  • Meals are prepared fresh daily by talented chefs and dedicated dietary staff.
  • Meals are Heart Healthy.
  • We are able to accommodate therapeutic and mechanically altered meals (Medically Tailored Meals).
  • Menus are professionally designed by a Registered Dietician who is licensed by the American Dietetic Association.
  • Daily safety check by a caring volunteer with friendly conversation.

 

self pay meals

Meals on Wheels can deliver daily nutritious meals to older adults within Rockland County that do not qualify for subsidized meals. The Medically Tailored Meals we deliver can be hot, chilled, or frozen with accommodations for therapeutic and mechanically altered meals. Our Registered Dietician designs a menu for our Self Pay clients to ensure they remain healthy through nutritious meals. Each meal is only $7.95 but delivers on nutrition and taste! Call us today at (845) 624-6325 to start getting meals delivered to you or a loved one.

OTHER cool programs

Caring cards - This program provides youth the opportunity to make holiday cards that will be delivered along with meals.

Pet Pantry - For many seniors their beloved pet keeps them vibrant and motivated to stay healthy. Removing the burden of the cost of pet food helps them immeasurably. In addition, financial assistance to struggling pet owners can prevent pet surrender to shelters and keep vulnerable pet families together.

Miles of Smiles - Good oral health affects the whole body. Bacteria built up on teeth and gums can cause multiple complications such as pneumonia, stroke, heart disease and more. Meals on Wheels keeps smiles bright by delivering a miles of smiles packet along with meals.

Blizzard Boxes - This emergency food program evolved to insure that the Agency's homebound recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of weather related emergency.

senior activity centers

Meals on Wheels currently operates two senior activity centers serving the entire County. Our senior activity centers offer a warm, welcoming "home away from home" to hundreds of Rockland residents. Participants develop important friendships and enjoy many activities together with a particular focus on health and wellness.

Our centers are currently located in Nanuet and New City. Each center has transportation available and provides a nutritious lunch that is prepared by our commissary. Kosher, therapeutic, and mechanically altered meals are available.

Eligibility

Any Rockland resident aged 60 and up who is able to participate in the program may join our senior center free of charge. You may call the center manager to make an appointment to visit the center and fill out a registration packet to join. Basic information, general medical overview and list of medications (in case of a medical emergency) will be included in the registration. Registered members may come to the center as frequently as they like (with reservation) – there is no minimum commitment to join.

Hours and Fees

Senior Activity Centers are open Monday through Friday generally from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Centers are closed on holidays and days when weather is inclement.

There is no fee to participate and no one is denied access based on economic limitations. The agency does ask for suggested donations of $4.00 per day for participants who eat the provided lunch and of $2.00 per day for those requiring transportation.

Programs & Activities

The centers provide socialization, camaraderie, recreation, social work resources and educational programs to our members. Our diverse event calendars include:

  • Exercise programs
  • Guest Speakers on a Variety of Topics
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Board Games/Cards/Bingo
  • Book Clubs
  • Shopping
  • Local Trips
  • Wii Tournaments
  • All-Center Events

A health and wellness program, "Alert & Alive", sponsored by the Office for the Aging, is offered to our members monthly. This program features speakers who provide presentations on a variety of topics that improve both the physical and mental well-being of our members. Speakers include dance therapists, authors, art therapists and doctors.

For information on joining a center in your area please call (845) 624-6325 for more information and directions.