Meals on Wheels
Kearney Meals on Wheels is committed to supporting individuals in need to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes by providing a hot nutritious meal Monday through Friday.
A NUTRITIOUS MEAL
Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking.
A FRIENDLY VISIT
For many seniors, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer or staff member who shows up every day with a hot meal and a warm smile is the only person they see or speak with all day. This special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to take good care of themselves. Seniors traveling to group settings for meals also receive valuable social interaction and companionship. All of us can attest that a meal can be much more than the food on the plate, but also the company across the table.
Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come the increased risks of medical emergencies, falls and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery ensures that, in the case of an emergency or problem, medics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten.
PAYING FOR YOUR MEALS
Meals are delivered at a cost of $5.36 per meal. Assistance paying for your meals may be available through South Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging at 308-234-1851, or Nebraksa Health and Human Services www.ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov.
To begin receiving a noon meal Monday through Friday, or for more information, call 308-234-3000.
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