MEALS ON WHEELS (VON Canada Middlesex-Elgin)

Nutrition is a key factor in healthy aging and quality of life among older adults. The VON Meals on Wheels Program promotes health and supports independence by delivering nutritious, affordable meals to seniors and adults with disabilities to ensure their nutritional needs are met. Meals on Wheels are Ideal for Individuals who may have a difficult time cooking or shopping. Meals can be ordered for short or long periods of time. There is more to Meals on Wheels than just a nutritious meal. Many older adults live alone and may be isolated and the volunteers delivering their meal will often be the only person they see all day. It is a friendly, social visit, a check to ensure they are okay with the bonus of having lunch served as well.

Nutrition is a key factor in healthy aging and quality of life among older adults. The VON Meals on Wheels Program promotes health and supports independence by delivering nutritious, affordable meals to seniors and adults with disabilities to ensure their nutritional needs are met. Meals on Wheels are Ideal for Individuals who may have a difficult time cooking or shopping. Meals can be ordered for short or long periods of time. There is more to Meals on Wheels than just a nutritious meal. Many older adults live alone and may be isolated and the volunteers delivering their meal will often be the only person they see all day. It is a friendly, social visit, a check to ensure they are okay with the bonus of having lunch served as well.

  • Do you live alone and are unable to shop for groceries or cook for yourself due to frailty?
  • Are you not eating a balanced diet needed for chronic conditions such as diabetes?
  • Are you recuperating from an injury or surgery and struggling with meal preparation?

Then Meals on Wheels might be ideal for You!


HOT MEALS ON WHEELS

  • affordable meals to those 55+ and adults living with a disability
  • ideal for individuals who may have a difficult time cooking or shopping
  • meals can be ordered for short or long periods of time
  • meal will consist of a soup or salad, main entree and dessert
  • specialized diets can be accommodated
  • clients are billed $7.75 per meal
  • you may cancel a meal by notifying the VON office by 9:30 am the day of delivery
  • you should consume your meal within 1 day of delivery

FROZEN MEALS ON WHEELS

  • frozen meal program offers over 100 different entrees, soups, desserts and breakfast snacks to choose from allowing more flexibility for clients in ordering as well as delivery

  • all clients must be pre-registered before ordering meals

  • clients are provided with a menu as well as an order form to select their meals

  • a representative from the VON office will contact you every 2 weeks to see if you would like to place an order

  • types of meals available: regular, diabetic, low sodium, low fat, vegetarian options as well as modified and pureed meals

  • you must be home to receive your order as it is placed immediately in the freezer

  • you will receive your meals on the Thursday or Friday of the week following the order being placed

  • cost: Entrees are $6.00 each. Soups, Desserts and Breakfast items are $2.00 each

  • specific cooking instructions on each individual item (follow instructions printed on the label and always ensure the meal/soup is properly heated throughout

  • all soups and entrees should be heated from frozen state; there is no need to defrost them

  • all meals are easily heated in microwave or oven and soups easily heated on stove top in a saucepan, pot or in microwave

Give the gift of independence and nutrition   Gift Certificates are available for your loved one Call 519-637-6408 or 1-800-201-0909  GOOD NUTRITION IS THE PIECE OF THE PIE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE

Give the gift of independence and nutrition

Gift Certificates are available for your loved one Call 519-637-6408 or 1-800-201-0909

GOOD NUTRITION IS THE PIECE OF THE PIE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE

For more information call:

519-637-6408 or 1-800-201-0909

Monday to Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

175 South Edgeware Road

St Thomas, ON N5P 4C4

  ***the above information delivered by VON Middlesex Elgin and copied to provide the information on our website***