Meals on Wheels

The Senior Nutrition Meals on Wheels program follows all rules and regulations set forth by the Ohio Dept.of Aging and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging All prospective clients must call to set an appointment to be accessed in the home by the Director of Nutrition, Jowanna Hood. The following criteria must be met to qualify to receieve Meals on Wheels. 1. The person is at least 60 years of age and meets the following criteria: A) The person is at least 60 years of age and unable to prepare his/her own meals. B) The person is unable to participate in a congregate nutrition program because of phyical or emotional difficulties; and, C) The person lacks another meal support service in the home or the community. 2. The person is the spouse of an eligible person regardless of age or abilities who lives in the home of the eligible person. 3. The person provides services during meal preparation hours or meal delivery hours and only receives a meal.(and not any other nutrition related services of the Home Delivered program); or, 4. The person is a guest who is otherwise ineligible to participate in a home- delivered nutrition program and who pays the provider for the provider's actual contracted unit cost of the meal; or, 5. The person is a staff member who is otherwise ineligible to participate in a home delivered nutrition program and who pays the provider's suggested donation or pays a rate mutually agreed upon by the provider and the AAA. 6. A person who is less than sixty years of age and is a person with a disability who resides in a facility that is primarily occupied by residents who are at least sixty years of age at which a congregate nutrition program or home-delivered nutrition program is provided; or, 7. A person with a disability who resides in a home with another person who is eligible to participate in a home-delivered nutrition program. The Commission on Aging suggests a donation of $3 per meal, per person.