Nutritious Meal Delivery for Seniors in Blair County, PA
Through our Home Delivered Meals Program, Blair Senior Services, Inc. provides nutritious home delivered meals to Blair County residents age 60 or older who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. A pack of five frozen meals is delivered once per week to consumers. Additional meals are offered to the Home Delivered Meals consumers to be used during weather-related emergencies to ensure nutritional needs are met. All meals are prepared in the Blair Senior Services’ Production Kitchen following nutritional and food safety guidelines.
Nutritional Prepared Meals Prepared to Help Meet Daily Requirements
We prepare the meals in our production kitchen and follow mandated nutritional and cleanliness guidelines. Each meal is guaranteed to provide one-third of the consumer’s daily nutrition requirements, as determined by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The meals are certified by a Licensed Dietitian and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to ensure nutritional value. The Home Delivered Meals Program is financially supported in part by the United Way of Blair County.
Food for Seniors Without Family Support, Resources, and Mobility
Seniors need adequate, nutritional food to safeguard their health, preserve their mental acuity, resist illness and disease, maintain their energy levels and manage chronic health problems. Our Home Delivered Meals Program ensures that local seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when they lack adequate family support, mobility and resources. In addition to providing seniors a regular nutritious meal, sending staff or volunteers to consumers’ homes means that we can check on the consumer’s health and well-being, and offer a warm smile.
Blair County, PA Home Delivered Meals Eligibility Guidelines
To be eligible for Home Delivered Meals, a consumer must be 60 years of age or older, and must be assessed by a Blair Senior Services’ Care Manager and be unable to access and/or prepare food for themselves. If you are interested in receiving meals for yourself or a loved one, please contact the Intake Office at Blair Senior Services, Inc. at 946-1235.
What’s for dinner?
This is a common question in most households across the country. However, for some Blair County senior citizens, purchasing and preparing a nutritious meal is not an option. The Home Delivered Meals Program, operated by Blair Senior Services, Inc., helps to combat food insecurity issues for eligible senior citizens by delivering wholesome meals. Over 145,000 meals are prepared and distributed each year in Blair County.