Meals-On-Wheels

                                   

                              
Our Meals on Wheels Program has a significant impact on an older adult's ability to age age independently in their own home. Please read through this web page for the benefits, goals and impact of the program.  Additional information can be obtained through your local Senior Center or by calling the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. at (603) 225-3295. You may also refer to the Senior Centers tab on this website or scroll down this page for a list of Senior Centers from which Meals on Wheels operates and for contact information for the Concord program.

                    
                                                                                         








We have three annual events that help to celebrate our program and raise awareness. Community Champions week, typically held in March, gives mayors and local leaders the opportunity to accompany a Meals on Wheels Driver and deliver meals to our participants; a
special and critically important day for all involved.  The Meals on Wheels Walkathon held annually on the third Saturday in May is a walkathon fundraiser to help raise dollars locally. Bowls of Care is usually held in October and it helps to raise funds and awareness for community and family caregiving services, such as Meals on Wheels.                                       


                                                                                                                                                         
Our Mission
The mission of the Meals On Wheels Program is to assist frail older adults with remaining in their homes for as long as possible in an independent and dignified manner.
 
Program Goals

1. To reduce and prevent malnutrition in older adults
2. To ensure safety and well-being, to reduce social isolation, increase community-connectedness, and reduce caregiver burden
3. To assist older adults with remaining in their own homes in lieu of premature placement into a higher level of residential care
4. To provide access to services without regard to income or mobility

Program Impact
Nutritious meals and social connection are essential for the health, self-sufficiency, and well-being of seniors, disabled and ill individuals. Our Meals On Wheels service has a significant impact on improving the overall health and wellness of meal recipients by providing high-quality nutrition and social connection. 260,000 meals are served to 1,200 individuals annually across Belknap and Merrimack counties. In a recent survey 86% of clients responded that their Meals On Wheels meal is usually the main meal they eat during their day.
 
Benefits of Meals On Wheels Program
  • Participants receive up to 5 home-delivered, primarily hot meals per week
  • Our drivers provide the participants with daily wellness checks, friendly conversation, social services information, and agency newsletters
  • The program meets 1/3 of USDA recommended adult daily dietary requirements
Eligibility
  • Any person, over 60, who meets eligibility requirements and is determined to be in need of services may qualify 
  • Individuals under 60 may also qualify for Meals On Wheels if they are disabled and meet the income guidelines
  • People over 60 years of age who are not determined to be in need of services are welcome to participate in our Community Dining Program, which is offered at various locations throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties. 
Contact  (Please note that each center also serves surrounding towns).  Scroll down to the bottom for a  card with specific towns and contact information.

Alton Senior Center (603) 875-7102
Laconia Senior Center (603) 524-7689
Mt. View Senior Center (Bradford) (603) 938-2104
Pittsfield Senior Center (603) 435-8482
Suncook Senior Center (603) 485-4254
TRIP-Franklin Senior Center (603) 934-4151

Concord - The Concord  Meals on Wheels program operates directly out of our Concord Central Offices and serves Concord and surrounding towns.  For information about Concord Meals on Wheels, please call Michelle Beaudin, Concord MOW Coordinator at (603) 225-9092 or mbeaudin@bm-cap.org.


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