Meals on Wheels provides a nutritious, fresh meal, delivered Monday through Friday and frozen meals for weekend and holiday closures. Fresh meals consist of a combination of hot and cold entrees, sides, fruit or dessert and milk, all prepared and packaged in our commercial kitchen by a team of kitchen staff in accordance to all local food code regulations. Each meal meets one-third of a senior’s dietary needs and includes a variety of proteins including seafood, whole-wheat products, legumes, no salt added seasoning and zero frying for a balanced, wholesome meal.
To qualify for Meals on Wheels, our Case Managers will assess prospective seniors to determine if they meet eligibility requirements set forth by our granting agency, Aging and Disability Services Division. A senior must be age 60 or older, determined to be homebound and confined to their home due to advancing age, illness, disability and/or geographic location. Income status is not used to determine eligibility although is captured for statistical purposes. Many seniors have a debilitating illness that causes a hardship to shop for groceries and/or prepare meals in their home. Some are caretakers for a highly impaired spouse or family member that needs assistance to take cooking one meal off their plate.
Please call the Carson City Senior Center at (775) 883-0703 for more information regarding qualifications for Meals on Wheels.