The Meals On Wheels program has been in place at Helping Hands Respite Care for decades. Meals on Wheels are sponsored by the Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA). With some of our participants we are not sure what their eating patterns are at home. The Meals on Wheels program helps us ensure that the lunch we serve is hearty enough to carry our clients through the day. The cost for the meal $5.50 but if our clients can’t afford this fee, it is written off by TCOA.
Helping Hands Respite Care is designated by TCOA as one of 26 walk-in meal sites across the area. It is nice to know that anyone that has a real need is welcome to have a meal with us whenever they need it. Since we are a non – government sponsored entity, our meal program still goes on even if the Meals on Wheels program is going to be closed for the day, such as national holidays. You will be pleased to know that on those days the clients are engaged, to the extent that they can participate, in preparing, cooking and serving an appropriate meal. On those days our meals are not only nutritious, they are therapeutic.