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.
Seven frozen meals are delivered on Mondays of each week to provide a nutritious meal daily. 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.