Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of NMCAA
Post COVID-19 Plan
Many seniors and their family members are still concerned about the uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19. Meals on Wheels of NMCAA continues to be committed to the safety, health, and well-being of the seniors and families we serve; as well as, our staff and volunteers.
We are taking precautions at all levels of our organization and working with our staff and volunteers to practice recommendations from the CDC from which we have developed procedures to address any concerns. At this time, masks are not required by the CDC or NMCAA. However, if you would like to request that a mask be worn during delivery to your home residence you may do so by contacting your local office as listed below:
Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, Phone: 231-947-3780 x1
Missaukee and Wexford Counties, Phone 231-775-9781
We have received recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for COVID-19, and are implementing the following plan based on these recommendations:
1. Home-delivered clients are receiving frozen meals once weekly in our four county area. All homebound seniors (60+ years of age) are eligible for this service.
2. Congregate dining has returned to hot meal service in Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Wexford counties.
Please contact the Grand Traverse Senior Center Network for more information or to make a reservation for Traverse City (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), Fife Lake (Tuesdays), Kingsley (Wednesdays), or Interlochen (Thursdays) Phone: 231-922-4911.
Please contact Leelanau Senior Services to make a reservation for the Friendship Center in Suttons Bay on Fridays. Phone: 231-256-8121.
Wexford County: Cadillac Senior Center, Harborview and Kirtland Terrace Congregate Site seniors are receiving meals, being delivered by building staff.
Please contact Manton Senior Center to make reservations at that site. Phone: 231-824-6961.
3. Staff is conducting friendly assurance/safety checks at time of meal delivery.
4. Meals on Wheels Assessments - Meals on Wheels assessments are a requirement by the state and an important service of the Meals on Wheels program. Initial assessments (within 2 weeks of starting to receive meals) and yearly assessments must be conducted in person. Six-month reassessments may be conducted by phone, if certain criteria are met. Assessments are an important opportunity to connect clients with helpful community resources and ask for feedback about how Meals on Wheels are meeting client needs.
For More Information on Meals on Wheels or a luncheon Site near you, please call by location as follows:
Jennifer Watkins @ 231-947-3780 x1