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Meals on Wheels/Elder Meals

Meals on Wheels provides hot lunches (and bag dinners upon request) for homebound seniors 60 and older. The meals are delivered Monday through Friday.

617-628-2601


Eligibility

Homebound seniors 60 and older

Income

No income requirements.

Immigration

There are no immigration restrictions.

Cost

$ Free

Action Steps

1.

For a hot lunch the following day, call Elder Services Information and Intake before noon at 617-628-2601.

  Meals on Wheels will deliver a meal to your home the following day.

What to Bring

  Nothing. The application process is completed over the phone.

Renewal

Service is unlimited. Call daily if necessary.

Tips

If you are not homebound, Congregate Meals offers free food in a social environment. Call for information:

  • Boston: 617-292-6211
  • Cambridge: 617-349-6042
  • Somerville: 617-625-6600 x 2331

Internet Resources

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) www.state.ma.us/elder
  The website for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs is currently under construction, but it provides a link to 800-Age-Info, which provides information on services and programs for Massachusetts elders.
  www.800ageinfo.com

 

This information was updated August 20, 2002.
 
 
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