The Meals on Wheels Program
The Elder Nutrition Program (ENP) at BayPath delivers nutritious meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability, or frailty. The purpose of the ENP is to encourage better health, reduce isolation and promote independence.
Each meal is prepared with no added salt and must consist of at least 1/3 of the current Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients and considers the special dietary needs of seniors.
When are meals delivered?
Meals are delivered by friendly volunteers Monday - Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?
Seniors age 60-plus, their spouses, and disabled dependent if they:
- Have physical, emotional, or cognitive impairments, or have
inadequate kitchen facilities, resulting in an inability to prepare
nutritionally adequate meals
- Have no one to help with meal preparation.
How much do the meals cost?
A voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal is requested to help defray the cost of the meal.
A donation letter will be mailed to your home or to the home of your caregiver requesting a voluntary donation for meals provided. No one will be denied a meal due to a lack of funds. All donations are strictly confidential.
What kinds of meals do you offer?
We offer Regular, Diabetic, Low Lactose, Soft/ Chopped,
Pureed, Renal High Protein and Renal Low Protein.
Who delivers the meals?
The meals are delivered by volunteers and paid staff. All Meals on Wheels
volunteers and staff have been CORI screened and trained.
All volunteers and staff are expressly prohibited from accepting gifts, money and/or gratuities from participants.
Who creates the menu?
A team of four Registered Dietitians create the monthly menu. Each meal is prepared with no added salt and must consist of at least 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients and considers the special dietary needs of seniors.
What happens when a participant is not home to receive their meal?
The Program Coordinator will first call their home. If they receive no response, they will call their emergency contact. If they receive no response from the emergency contact, they will then call the local police department to go to their home to complete a well-being check.
How do I make a referral for Meals on Wheels?
Call the Nutrition Department directly to schedule a nutrition assessment at 508-573-7246. Have the following information ready when you call:
- Full name, address and phone number
- Emergency contact information
- Dietary restrictions, food allergies, (if any)
- Primary care doctor information
A Nutrition Assessment is completed at the start of the program and annually thereafter. Seniors found to be at high nutrition risk are eligible for nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian.
* An in-home assessment is required before Meals on Wheels can begin.
How can I donate?
We rely on community support to help us meet the needs of local seniors. Please click here if you wish to make a donation and make a difference in the life of a senior in need.
Thank you for your support!
Meals are not delivered on the following holidays:
New Year’s, MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving (and day after), and Christmas.