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Meals on Wheels in Southeast Michigan

Hot Meals and Friendly Visits for Homebound Seniors

Meals on Wheels helps homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. It can be an absolutely essential service for many older adults—providing a hot meal, a friendly visitor and someone to check in on them every weekday. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B helps support the Meals on Wheels program in six counties here in southeast Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St Clair and Washtenaw).

How the Program Works

Typically, Meals on Wheels are delivered Monday through Friday. With each delivery, people receive a lunch and, often, a dinner for later in the day. Many of our Meals on Wheels providers will provide frozen meals that can be eaten over the weekend. Meals on Wheels recipients are asked to make voluntary donation. (These donations help offset program costs.)

Meals are usually delivered by volunteers who often take a few minutes to talk with the seniors on their route. Sometimes the volunteers and seniors get to know each other quite well, and it can be nice for the senior to be able to count on seeing that volunteer every weekday. (Volunteers are well-vetted and must pass background checks.)

Who is Eligible?

The program is available to people over 60. There are no financial eligibility requirements. Instead eligibility is based on whether or not someone can leave their home without assistance.

What is the AAA 1-B’s Role?

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B supports Meals on Wheels and senior dining programs in six counties in Southeast Michigan. We do not provide meals directly. We help fund the program and provide oversight for the program in the six counties we serve. We then contract with a network of trusted local organizations that provide the meals in their community.

How to Sign Up for Meals on Wheels

If you’re interested in receiving Meals on Wheels for yourself or a loved one, contact the Meals on Wheels program in your community. They can tell you more about how the program works in your area and if you or your loved one might be eligible. If it looks as though you might qualify, the program will conduct an in-home assessment to confirm eligibility.

Southeast Michigan Meals on Wheels Programs

Livingston County
Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program
(888) 886-8971or (810) 632-2155

Macomb County
Macomb County Community Action
(586) 469-5228

Monroe County
Living Independence for Everyone
(734) 242-6800

Oakland County
Oakland County has several different organizations that provide home delivered Meals on Wheels. Please refer to the list below and contact the nutrition program directly.

City of Farmington Hills
Serves: Farmington and City of Farmington Hills
(248) 473-1825

Senior Meals on Wheels
Serves: South Central and Southeast Oakland County, including: Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Franklin, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak Township, Southfield, and Troy
(248) 689-0001

National Council of Jewish Women—Kosher Meals On Wheels
Serves: Oakland County
(248) 592-2313

Older Persons’ Commission
Serves: Northeast Oakland County, including: Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Brandon Township, Clarkston, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills
(248) 608-0264

Pontiac Meals On Wheels
Serves: North Central Oakland County, including: Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Sylvan Lake
(248) 738-9393

Waterford Senior Center
Serves: Waterford Township
(248) 682-9450

Western Oakland County Meal On Wheels
Serves: Northwest and Western Oakland County, including: Commerce Township, Davisburg, Groveland Township, Highland Township, Holly, Lyon, Milford, New Hudson, Northfield, Northville (North of Eight Mile Road), City of Novi, Novi Township, Rose Township, South Lyon, Springfield Township, Union Lake, Walled Lake, White Lake and Wixom
(888) 886-8971 or (810) 632-2155

St. Clair County
Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
(800) 297-0099

Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County has several different organizations that provide home delivered Meals on Wheels. Please refer to the list below and contact the nutrition program directly.

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development
Serves: Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan and Whitmore Lake
(734) 714-9852

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
Serves:  City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Pittsfield Township, and Scio Township
(734) 998-6686

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Serves: City of Ypsilanti, Township of Ypsilanti, Augusta Township, Superior Township, eastern and central area of Pittsfield Township, and York Township
(800) 838-5832 or (734) 487-9669

 

Senior Lunch Dining Programs

The AAA 1-B also supports senior dining programs throughout the region. These programs provide a lunch on the weekdays for seniors who are 60 and older. These programs are usually held in community settings such as a senior centers, senior living facilities or churches. Seniors are asked to make a voluntary donation for the meal to help offset the cost. Spouses of those 60 and older can also participate in the program, regardless of their age.

Senior dining programs have many benefits other than providing a meal and good nutrition. These include getting out, socializing, and even having participants volunteer their own time. Senior dining programs are a great way to combat loneliness and make new friends.

Program times vary by location. For a complete list of congregate meal programs in your community, contact the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 1-800-852-7795.

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