Elder Guru

Who Qualifies for Meals on Wheels?

The U.S. population is rapidly aging. There are more than 46 million U.S. citizens aged 65 or older. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. By 2050, the number will be almost 90 million! The in demographics comes with a profound impact on social services that serve seniors. Many of these people will qualify for Meals on Wheels. What is Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers hot, nutritious meals to individuals – often home-bound individuals – who are unable to purchase…

How Much do Meals on Wheels Cost?

Have questions about Meals on Wheels? How much do Meals on Wheels cost? What it is, how it’s funded, and who is eligible? Your questions are answered below. What is Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to the homes of seniors who are homebound and unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. It is a nationwide program made up of over 5,000 local community-run programs. The meals are typically hot meals delivered by volunteer drivers. Meals are often delivered five times a week.…

Senior Centers and How They Help Older Adults

Upon hearing “senior center,” one might envision a group of older adults sitting around a table having lunch or playing bridge. That is a view often shared by not only seniors themselves, but by policy makers as well. While recreation and socialization certainly happens, senior centers are much more than that. What is a Senior Center? Most senior centers are multipurpose in nature. They can be not only a place where older adults come together for activities and social engagement, but also a gateway connecting elders with various services. Not…