Meals on Wheels

Home Delivered Meals, popularly referred to as Meals on Wheels, are for those 60 years or older, essentially homebound and unable to prepare their own main meal of the day. The meals are designed to provide one-third of the USDA Recommended Daily Intake of nutrients.

These meals are approved by a Registered Dietitian specializing in the nutritional needs of older adults.  Modified menus are available for participants with doctor-certified restrictions with regards to concentrated sweets. Religious substitutions are also available.

Hot meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 11:00am and 12:30pm.  

The meal generally consists of a hot entree, vegetable, fresh bread, fruit and milk.  Persons receiving a hot meal may also receive frozen weekend meals if needed.

Frozen meals can be provided for weekly delivery and consist of five to seven planned dinners. These include, but are not limited to, a frozen entree, fresh break, fruit and milk. Participants need to have a working refrigerator or freezer and some type of oven to heat the entree (a toaster oven or microwave can be used).

For more information or to sign up for Meals on Wheels contact the Columbia County Office for the Aging at 518-828-4258 or visit their website.