The Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels program ensures homebound seniors get to eat nutritious, freshly prepared meals by delivering meals to their doorstep. More than 85 community volunteers bring close to 30,000 nutritionally balanced hot lunches and light meals to seniors in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park 365 days a year.
In addition to the delicious food, prepared in the kitchens of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in accordance with nutritional dietary guidelines, Meals On Wheels’ volunteers deliver birthday cards, holiday gifts and surprises, as well as daily smiles and friendly conversation to seniors.
Meals On Wheels recipients are
- Over the age of 60.
- Home during lunchtime delivery hours (or leave a cooler with ice at the door).
- Unable to cook or shop due to physical or mental health limitations.
- Have no one in their household able to cook for them.
Interested in applying for Meals On Wheels?
- Call 805.496.2009 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The cost for 1 hot meal and 1 cold meal is $9.45 per day, or $6.00 per day for 1 meal. A sliding fee scale is available with documented need; no one is turned away for inability to pay.
- Special diets and dietary preferences can be accommodated.
Supported by the community, Meals On Wheels depends on contributions from individuals and groups to provide its vital services to homebound seniors.
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Wonderful dedicated volunteer drivers include homemakers, business professionals, retirees, students, members of local service organizations, churches and community groups. Although they cover a broad spectrum of ages and backgrounds, Meals On Wheels volunteers share a common goal–to reach out to homebound seniors who are unable to cook for themselves. Volunteers are scheduled to deliver meals once a week or serve as substitute drivers when needed. There’s a special dividend for volunteers and for the seniors they serve: sharing the daily gift of a friendly face, a smile, and caring support. Learn more about volunteering at Senior Concerns.
To join our dedicated volunteer group contact Susan Grayson, at (805) 497-0189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By donating to the Meals On Wheels program, your gift provides nutritious meals delivered by a volunteer’s friendly smile to a homebound senior.
Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels program delivers approx. 30,000 meals a year to seniors who cannot shop or cook for themselves. Through the generous support of individuals like you, Senior Concerns never turns anyone away for an inability to pay. At any time, your gift to our “Adopt A Senior” program can be made in honor of a loved one or as a tribute to a family member or friend.