Ask I&A: March for Meals

by | Feb 27, 2023 | Blog, Monthly Theme, Nutrition

Question: It has been difficult for me to prepare my own meals. What are some ways that I can receive meals?

Answer: If preparing your own meals has been a challenge, there are options available to provide fully cooked meals for you. ADRC has the Homebound Meals Program that provides individuals with a hot, nutritious lunch delivered on weekdays between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are age 60 or older and having difficulty preparing your own meals, and for the most part homebound, you may be eligible for the Homebound Meal Program. Meals are a suggested donation of $4.00 per meal. Monthly donation statements are mailed to customers but you do not get denied a meal based on your ability to donate. Along with the meal, our volunteers also do a wellness check on individuals and provide links to other services and supports. If you would like to start an application for the Homebound Meal Program, you can call the ADRC Nutrition Program at (920) 448-4312.

Secondly, ADRC has a Community Cafe where individuals can enjoy lunch with friends or make new friends while dining here. The Community Cafe is held at ADRC, Monday through Friday, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals are a suggested donation of $4.00 per meal if you are age 60 and older. You may also receive the meals at the suggested donation if you are the spouse of someone 60 and older or if you are under 60 with a disability living with someone who is 60 and older. Reservations are not required for individuals.

Lastly, there are companies that deliver fully cooked meals to your door. Some companies may have meals that fit your dietary restrictions. The meal cost and delivery fee may vary depending on the company. Contact ADRC for a full list of companies that deliver fully cooked meals to your door at (920) 448-4300.

 

Question: I have challenges with obtaining my own groceries. What can I do?

Answer: If you have challenges with obtaining groceries, there are some stores that offer delivery or pick-up options. Grocery delivery services may have a delivery fee included. Please contact ADRC if you would like a list of grocery stores that offer delivery or pick-up options.

Amani Outreach may also be able to help. This program offers free services to seniors which includes help with grocery shopping, online assistance, and free grocery pick up and delivery. They also provide help with simple home adjustments. Their phone number is (920) 965-6265.

If you need help with meal preparation, along with other activities of daily living, there may be other options to help. Speak to an Information & Assistance Specialist at ADRC about your situation and they can discuss options available to help you.

Additional Information & Support

We are here to help you and your family with a wide variety of community resource options. For assistance by phone, or to make an appointment, contact us.

(920) 448-4300 | WI Relay 711

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