At Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, we believe that access to fresh, healthy and filling food is an important aspect of maintaining wellness and preventing malnutrition. If you and your loved one are concerned about access to food in the home, our Rose Centers for Aging Well offer home delivery service of nutritious hot and cold meals. We are a member of Meals on Wheels America, which connects us with helpful services and resources.
Participants in our home-delivered meals program will receive one meal a day Monday through Friday, delivered between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Professionally trained home-delivered meals staff deliver meals directly to you or your loved one’s door. Our delivery teams treat your loved one with courtesy and respect, and provide a familiar and friendly face to check-in on loved ones at home.
Our menus offer balanced meals to meet each participant’s nutritional needs, including foods containing protein, dairy and starch, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Menus include both hot and cold entrées such as turkey or cold cut sandwiches, fruit cups and yogurt. We ask that you please let us know of any dietary restrictions when scheduling meals, as some of our meals can be tailored to accommodate specific needs.
If inclement weather prevents us from making our normal scheduled deliveries, our delivery team will alert you or your loved one to planned closings in advance, or closings can be confirmed by checking the local news or calling into our office.
To be eligible for home-delivered meals through our program, participants must:
- Live in Cuyahoga County
- Be at least 60 years of age
- Be unable to shop for or prepare meals independently
If you are a caregiver, spouse or companion of a loved one over the age of 60 who is receiving meals, you may also be eligible to receive meals through the program. During the intake process, payment options will be discussed, including approved insurance providers.
For more information on our home-delivered meal service, call (216) 373-1994. To refer an older adult, please fill out and submit our Referral Form. We are a proud member of Meals on Wheels America, which connects us to helpful services and resources.