We Feed Bodies, Minds and Spirits.
At Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY, we deliver food to seniors who might otherwise go hungry. Each of our meals—prepared in our own restaurant-grade kitchen—is tasty and nutritious. And many of our seniors receive therapeutic meals to help them manage a health issue, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
But what we do is about far more than food, it’s about seeing that our seniors flourish as they deserve to.
You see, we don’t just drive up, ring the doorbell and leave the meal for seniors to enjoy. We step inside and chat with them. This helps break up their day and provides an opportunity—often the only one they get on any given day—to share their thoughts, their stories, their jokes, their hopes and concerns.
Our interactions also allow us to keep an eye out for our seniors, to spot anything troublesome or worrisome, which we then report to the senior’s case worker or family. In other words, it’s not just our food that’s helping seniors remain healthy, but also our attention and genuine concern.
For instance, we’re there for Katherine, whose hands created many masterpieces, but can longer open a can of soup. For Wanda, the one-time social butterfly who is unable to leave her home. For George, a former cop who can no longer monitor his own safety.
Beyond Meals on Wheels, we also offer seniors transportation services to healthcare appointments and independent living assistance for those who need help managing their bills, scheduling appointments and the like.
So, yes, we nourish seniors, but our ultimate aim is to help them flourish by enabling them to live as they wish: independently in their own homes where they feel the most comfortable—and alive.