Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)
Home delivered meals are provided to seniors who cannot leave their home on a regular basis. Meals are typically delivered hot as a midday meal with an additional cold meal for the evening when necessary. The daily contact with friendly and specially trained drivers is a tremendous additional benefit. Meals are federally funded but donations are requested. Each meal provides 1/3 of the Reference Daily Intake for seniors with an overall plan well suited for Low Sodium, Cardiac, Diabetic and many other dietary concerns.
Home delivered meal recipients are visited by one of our Registered Dietitians annually for an individualized in-home assessment with education and counseling as needed. This is also an opportunity to insure that other potential service needs are being met and that the homebound client has similar access to services offered through our offices and local senior centers.
To start Meals on Wheels, contact:
Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA): 81 Stockhouse Road, Bozrah, CT 06334; (800) 560-5015 or (860) 886-1720; www.tvcca.org serving most of Eastern Connecticut.
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT): 44 Hamlin Street, Middletown, CT 06457; (860) 347-4465; www.crtct.org serving most of Central Connecticut.
Estuary Council of Seniors: (860) 388-1611