Meals on Wheels & Senior Dining
Like you, we know that a nutritious meal goes a long way toward maintaining the health, strength, alertness, and independence of older adults and adults living with disabilities.Whether you visit one of our 20 dining sites in your community or participate in Meals on Wheels, you will receive a nutrient-rich, balanced meal each weekday. There is no charge for lunch, either at a senior dining site or through Meals on Wheels, although we do suggest that you consider a donation to help offset the cost of the meal.
One of our care managers will help you figure out if you are eligible for Meals on Wheels, and we offer special meals to suit medical and religious dietary restrictions. You can expect to receive your meal between 10am and 1pm, Monday through Friday.
Our senior dining sites are open to any adults 60 years or older, and to adults of all ages living with disabilities who reside in a building where there is a dining site. (You are welcome to bring other guests with you to lunch; we just ask that they pay $3.50 for their meals.) At the dining site, you will have the opportunity to socialize and meet new neighbors. Lunch is generally served right around noon, Monday through Friday. Please call the dining site directly to make your reservation, at least 24 hours in advance.
Senior Dining site menus for:
Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winthrop: February, February hot nutrition information, February cold nutrition information, March, March hot nutrition information, March cold nutrition information
Meals on Wheels (hot option) for:
Meals on Wheels (cold option) for:
Menus for Special Dietary Needs:
These menus are available only on a physician’s recommendation. The menus are on a four-week rotating schedule that changes twice each year
Food Pantries & Additional Nutrition Services
We are committed to making sure that you have the resources you need to make healthy eating decisions. We run 14 food pantries for eligible older adults and adults living with disabilities. We offer nutrition presentations at local senior centers and one-on-one counseling with registered dietitians for program participants who cannot leave home. We also offer for sale and home delivery of nutritional supplements such as Ensure and Glucerna.
Because we want your nutrition to support your overall health and wellbeing, we will also provide you with assistance if you need help managing a medical and nutrition-related condition, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. This program is available to current participants of Mystic Valley Elder Services programs, and is tailored to each individual’s needs. Please call us at 781-324-7705 to find out how we can support you.
Occasionally, severe weather or road conditions may cause us to cancel meal deliveries or close our senior dining site in order to ensure the safety of our community.
When that happens, we will put a special message on our voice mail by 7am. Call 781-324-7705 to check for it. Action Ambulance also sends out a blast call around 9am to notify you that we will not be delivering meals that day. In addition, you may check the following media outlets:
WCVB TV Boston 5
Boston Fox 25
Boston 7 News
Nutrition & Your Wellbeing
Meals on Wheels and our senior dining sites specialize in meals that are designed by dietitians with your health in mind. Meals provide one-third of the daily nutrients you need to maintain your health and wellbeing. Nutrient-rich and well-balanced meals like these have been shown to boost your immune system, maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, support brain function, and even prevent disease.
DONATE to support Meals on Wheels and nutrition services for seniors.
ATTEND our annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser.
REQUEST information about our nutrition services.
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