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Minuteman Senior Services thanks volunteer of 18 years
The Meals on Wheels (MOW) program delivers lunch to homebound seniors who are unable to provide their own meals, and who meet certain guidelines. Special dietary considerations are available for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This daily check in by a volunteer driver may be the only social contact an elder has and helps reduce the isolation often experienced by disabled seniors. Drivers are trained to identify and report observations or emergencies that might indicate a medical problem or the need for more intervention.
A nutritious meal delivered by a friendly driver goes a long way in helping maintain independence. Deliveries are made between 11 am and 1 pm, Monday through Friday. The meals provide:
For those needing additional assistance, a cold supper meal can be delivered along with the noon meal.
The regular meal offers the option of requesting low-sugar desserts in place of the regular dessert. Therapeutic meals are also available based on our dietitian's assessment and physician approval. These therapeutic diets include low lactose, renal, soft, ground and pureed.