MOC’s Elder Nutrition Program provides a variety of meals programs to individuals 60 years of age and older to enable them to live on their own instead of in a nursing facility. The purpose of the program is to promote better health, reduce isolation, and offer elders the opportunity to live their remaining years in dignity. Programs include community dining and home delivered meals, other food assistance such as Brown Bag Meals, farmers market coupons, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) application assistance, and nutrition education. MOC Elder Nutrition serves approximately 190,000 meals to over 2,700 elder households annually.
Seniors, age 60 years and older, in the following towns are eligible for services: Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. Elder Nutrition Client
Dorothy Babineau, is over 90 years old, lives in North Central, MA, and has been receiving Meals on Wheels from the Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. (MOC) Elder Nutrition program since 2006. Dorothy says the meal provided by MOC is her main meal of the day because she can no longer use the stove; it poses a danger for her. When asked about her favorite meal she said, “They all taste pretty good.” Dorothy and her family are very appreciative of the meal services provided by MOC.
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