Services

Meals on Wheels—Bringing Health and Hope to Older Adults

Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is a non-profit organization that delivers nutritious midday meals to people who are elderly, disabled, homebound or unable to prepare their own meals.

Each Meals on Wheels program is assigned a geographic area and is responsible for the day-to-day tasks necessary to provide meals. They deliver meals, recruit volunteers, and seek financial support from within their local communities.

Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County offers:

MEAL OPTIONS
regular | kosher | diabetic | low salt | gluten-free | vegetarian | culturally specific
Most of our home-delivered meals are made from scratch using local, organic ingredients

DELIVERY OPTIONS
daily hot meals | daily fresh meals | daily or weekly frozen meals

A DAILY SAFETY CHECK

CONNECTIONS TO OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES

Other In-Home Services

Besides Meals on Wheels, the Consortium’s member agencies provide
other services to seniors in their homes. These vary by agency.
Services offered by one or more agencies include:

  • Chore/homemaker services
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
    and grocery shopping
  • Friendly visitors and peer counseling
  • Case Management Services
  • Caregiver Services
  • Home health assistance
  • Service Navigation

Center-Based Services

Most of the Consortium’s member agencies provide services to seniors in their facilities, many of which are neighborhood community centers. Services offered by one or more agencies include:

  • Health programs such as blood pressure screenings
  • Exercise programs
  • Education classes such as citizenship, English Language Learning, and 55 Alive
  • Nutrition programs
  • Social and recreational opportunities, including drop-in centers and day trips
  • Information-and-referral services
  • Interpreter services
  • Senior newsletters
  • Intergenerational events

Last year, more than 2,100 volunteers provided over 49,500 hours of their time to deliver meals to seniors in Ramsey County. This translates to a cost- savings of $635,00.

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