Healthy Eating: SeniorCare’s Nutrition Program
We invite you to view our monthly menus
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels
Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults, and are prepared by a professional caterer. Alternate menus are available to consumers with special dietary needs– i.e., cardiac, chopped or puréed meals, carb-controlled, and renal are available for those with special dietary requirements. Please contact the Nutrition Dept at 978-281-1750 to learn more.
Learn about the Nutrition Standards used to create each of our monthly menus.
The SeniorCare Nutrition Program serves those 60 years of age, and older. Active older adults can join their peers for lunch at one of our community Dining Rooms. Our Home Delivered Meals program (Meals on Wheels) brings a meal right to the door for frail and homebound elders. SeniorCare also offers a “Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults” workshop.
Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer. Cardiac, chopped, and puréed meals are available, for those with special dietary requirements.
There are no income eligibility requirements that apply to the meals program. However, to help defray the cost of our meals, a voluntary, confidential $2 per meal donation is requested. This donation does not cover the cost of each meal, but helps us provide seniors with an affordable choice.
To find out more about meals or inquire about home delivered meals, contact us at 978-281-1750. To reserve a meal at one of our senior dining rooms, call the Dining Room of your choice; reservations should be made by 10:00 A.M. the weekday before you wish to eat.
Senior Community Dining
Individuals age 60 or older and their spouses are welcome to enjoy lunch at one of our community dining rooms, conveniently located in area senior centers, elder housing, and other community spaces.
The lunches are healthy and delicious; In addition to a great meal, older adults can enjoy the companionship of their peers, obtain information on other programs and services, and access other activities. A voluntary, confidential $2 donation is requested to help defray the cost of the meal.
To ensure a meal will be available, reservations should be made no later than 10:00 a.m. the day before you wish to eat.
Please see our list of dining rooms.
Meals on Wheels
Who is Eligible?
An elder 60 years of age, or older, who:
- Is unable to prepare a balanced meal because of physical, mental, or emotional limitations, or
- Does not have sufficient assistance from family, friends, or neighbors, to prepare a balanced meal, or
- Is unable to comfortably or safely participate in the Congregate Dining Program
- Elders who meet these criteria may be eligible to have a meal delivered to their home on weekdays by one of our friendly drivers.
Meals on Wheels are delivered daily between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. excluding holidays. At times, deliveries may be canceled due to poor weather or other difficulties; we advise having enough food on hand to cover such contingencies.
There are no income eligibility requirements. A voluntary, confidential $2 donation is requested. While this does not cover the full cost of the meal, it provides an affordable choice.
To find out more about Meals on Wheels, or to volunteer as a driver or as a helper at one of our dining rooms, simply call 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050.
In-Home Nutrition Assessment & Counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Nutrition home visits are conducted by a registered dietitian with expertise in the nutritional needs of older adults. Services include nutrition assessment and counseling for specific medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure or malnutrition. Specialized medical nutrition therapy for those diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease is available. Services provided in the comfort of your home; community locations are also available.
The Nutrition Program relies on donations, fundraising, grants, and corporate gifts, to augment the State and Federal funding we receive. Donations from the community are always gratefully accepted and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
SeniorCare’s RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore is an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee and receives funds through the RSVP program.
SeniorCare Inc. is an official ambassador of ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week(TM) .
Malnutrition Awareness Week(TM) is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Used with permission from ASPEN.