The Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to provide a well-balanced daily meal to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves and have no other means for assuring healthful nutrition.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a hot meal is delivered to the older adult's home. Tuesday and Thursday meals are a cold bag lunch delivered with the previous day's hot meal. Those eligible for this program receive 7 meals per week, with the addition of 2 frozen meals. The delivery of meals may occur any time between 11 am and 1 pm.
Volunteers from the local senior center deliver the meals to the older adult's home. Although this is a brief contact, it does provide a check on the well-being of the homebound individual.
Eligibility for Home Delivered Meals
To be eligible for Home Delivered Meals services an individual must be:
York County resident in a non-institutional setting
60 years of age or older
Have a physical, mental or emotional disability, which prohibits the individual from leaving his/her residence on a regular basis and/or prevents them from preparing a nutritious meal
Living alone or with someone who also meets the above criteria
The home-delivered meal service is not a cost-shared service. Monetary donations can be made to the York County Area Agency on Aging.
Care managers need to complete an in-home assessment to determine eligibility for Home Delivered Meals.