How can I or a loved one receive meals?
They’re called the “golden years,” but for some people, these years are tarnished by illness, loneliness, diminished capacity and a loss of independence. Family and friends want to help but may not know how. Sometimes, there just isn’t anyone around to help. In either case, people have turned to the Meals On Wheels programs throughout Delaware for more than 30 years, and you can too.
Homebound seniors in Delaware should contact the agency closest to them.
CHEER offers a full range of services for mature adults—including personal care services, transportation and senior housing; Meals On Wheels and a mobile grocery mini-mart; nutrition programs and support groups; companionship and housekeeping; and state-of-the-art activity centers throughout Sussex County—so that they can remain in their home while maintaining the quality of life they have come to expect.
City Fare Meals On Wheels is a program of Saint Anthony’s Community Center. It provides hot, nourishing meals to homebound elderly and disabled persons in New Castle County who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to do so for them. The program also provides professional case management to every client. In addition, City Fare serves meals at lunchtime in senior center dining rooms and senior housing complexes throughout New Castle County.
Meals On Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth has over 125 dedicated volunteers deliver two meals a day to each client on one of its 13 routes in Sussex County.
The Modern Maturity Center (MMC) aims to serve the needs of all senior citizens in Kent County, with the goal of allowing them to age in place. Through the Hope Medical Clinic in Dover, MMC provides free medical care to those over 18 who cannot afford health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The MMC campus also houses Dynamic Physical Therapy, Generations Home Health, a medical practice (Lifespan Medical Services), an adult day service program, offices for the Caregiver Resource Center and Front Porch (the first early memory loss program of its kind in Delaware to provide support for those dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders). MMC also partners with the University of Delaware to serve as the Kent County campus for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The Newark Senior Center is an independent nonprofit resource for adults over the age of 50 in the greater Newark area. Its professional staff members are supported by volunteers who, together, provide a variety of innovative wellness, lifelong learning and involvement opportunities for members to remain a vibrant part of the community in body, mind and spirit.