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Cornwall Meals on Wheels Program

 

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What We Do

We provide hot, nutritious meals to people in the community who are unable to attend to their own meal preparation but wish to continue living independently.

Philosophy

Meals on Wheels assists in the promotion of health, well being and independence of its clients by providing a nutrition program with therapeutic, preventative and social components.

Why We Do It

  • To provide a therapeutic program of nutritional support and social contact  for Residents of the City of Cornwall and assessed as requiring such support.
  • To assist/support high risk individuals (i.e. frail seniors, adults with physical disabilities and the chronically ill) in living in their own homes for as long as appropriate.
  • To assist individuals in achieving and maintaining their optimum level of independence.
  • To encourage healthy food choices.
  • To deliver hot, nutritious meals to persons who are unable to attend to their own nutritional needs but wish to continue living independently in the community.

Service
Requests for Meals on Wheels Service are received from referral agencies, physicians, family members, friends and individuals themselves.
The Supervisor of Outreach Services arranges an assessment of need for service for each referral.
When necessary, a waiting list will be kept and periodic contact maintained with the client until service can be provided.


The Meals

  • Each hot meal consists of soup, tossed salad (add your own dressing of choice), main meal (including meat, potatoes, vegetables & gravy), and dessert. All portions of the meal are served in disposable dishes.
  • The menu follows a five-week cycle and offers a nutritional, balanced meal developed with input from a Dietician.
  • Diabetic, no added salt and low fat diets are available. Individual preferences, within reason, can be accommodated.

Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our service and deliver all the meals. Volunteers also provide a social contact with the clients daily and will report to the Office Staff if clients are not home or ill.

 
Program Days
A hot, nutritious meal is provided Monday through Friday including Statutory Holidays. There are no meals provided on Saturday or Sunday.

Funding

The Meals on Wheels Program receives funding from the following:

  • The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario
  • The United Way of Cornwall and District
  • The City of Cornwall
  • Individual donations

 Cost
Cost is $22.50 per week. Cost of the program is based on a 5 day per week meal service. Exceptions to the weekly charge are made for Glen Stor Dun Lodge Day Away clients, clients admitted to hospital and clients on vacation.

 

Further information may be obtained by contacting:

Anna Marie Breuers, Supervisor of Outreach Services
1900 Montreal Road 
Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 7L1
Tel: (613) 933-3384
Fax: (613) 933-7214

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