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Meals on Wheels Goes Country

New rural routes are being developed to rural addresses in Huron County. This means that we will be able to deliver hot meals to people living in the country. This is an expansion of our exisiting program that delivers meals in our towns and villages. For more information call us at 1-877-502-8277

Hot Meals on Wheels

Delivering good nutrition, convenience and personal check ins

Meals on Wheels takes the worry out of cooking and eating well. This program supports you with good nutrition, independence, personal contact, client follow up, convenience, community and peace of mind - for less than $8.00 per meal delivered to your door!

Referrals can be made by the client, family, friends, doctors and other healthcare professionals and service can start within one business day.

Good quality meals
Clients choose a schedule of delivery days which suits their individual needs.  Meal menus are planned according to Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

  • 15-20% calories from protein
  • 50-55% calories from carbohydrates
  • 30-35% calories from fat

You can choose the delivery days based on your individual needs.  A choice of hot meals, frozen meals or a combination can be chosen. Registration is easy:

  1. Call us toll free at 1-877-502-8277 and our receptionist will direct you to the Meals on Wheels coordinator
  2. Complete a quick intake with our friendly and supportive staff.
  3. Receive a nutritious meal as quickly as one business day.

Last year ONE CARE delivered 37,000 meals in Huron & Perth Counties

 

It's more than just a meal.

  • Daily, fresh made, home delivered meals are available Monday through Friday.
  • Offers a variety of hot and cold menu items including a salad, vegetables, entree, and dessert.
  • Meals are ordered to meet special diets, allergies and personal preferences.
  • Special therapeutic diets and texture modifications are available.
  • Five week menu cycle rotation.
  • Weekday meals are prepared by qualified food service providers.
  • Changes or cancellations can be made with appropriate notice.
  • Clients benefit from social interaction with our friendly, caring and trained volunteers.
  • Peace of mind for families as agency follows up with client absences.

Therapeutic diets include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiac: A diet designed for clients with congestive heart failure, this diet is restricted in both sodium and fat.
  • Gluten-Free: A diet designed for clients with Celiac disease.
  • Lactose-Free: A diet designed for clients who restrict milk and milk products in their diets.
  • Gastric: A diet designed for clients with stomach problems such as ulcers or hiatal hernia.
  • No Added Salt: A diet designed for moderate sodium restriction. Intended for those with high blood pressure or renal disease. The "No Added Salt" diet allows some salt in preparation of foods, but excludes very salty foods.
  • Modified Texture: This is a modification of consistency for people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing regular whole foods. Includes minced and pureed diets.
  • Diabetic: A diet designed for clients placed by their physician on a diabetic diet.
Sample Weekly Menu
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Soup Golden Carrot Minestrone Cream of Potato Cream of Asparagus Chicken Gumbo
Entree Breaded Fish Turkey Schnitzel Grilled Liver Baked Ham Meatballs
Potato Mashed Potato Mashed Potato Boiled Potato Oven Roasted Potato French Fries
Salad Tossed Salad Broccoli Salad Coleslaw Tossed Salad Spinach Salad
Dessert Strawberry Mousse Pears Bumbleberry Pie Rice Pudding Mandarin Oranges & Crushed Pineapple

The fee for hot meals is $7.75. Clients are billed at the end of each month.

Pre-authorized debit is available!

Arrangements can be made to direct invoices to a third party (power of attorney, insurance company, family members etc.)

A subsidy program is available for qualified clients.

Generous donations from organizations, service clubs and individuals in our community make it possible for ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services to offer this reduced fee.

Meals are delivered by volunteers who have been interviewed, trained and screened by the agency.

Meal delivery takes place Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:30 am and 1:00 pm 

Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels Drivers & Runners

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

 

Volunteer Meals on Wheels driver uses car to collect and deliver meals to clients.  Meals on Wheels runner assists driver with the delivery of meals to clients. Reports concerns to staff.

Time commitment is at least 2 hours once/month.  The schedule is flexible and you can deliver as often as your availability permits.  You can also request certain days, ex. every second Monday.

 

Frozen Meals on Wheels

Nutritious, Delicious & Convenient!

Traditional Pot Roast, Chicken a la King, Apple Braised Pork or Salmon in Lemon Sauce. These are only a few of the tempting apetito Frozen Meals available from ONE CARE.

With apetito frozen meals you can choose your own menu and prepare these entrees, soups and desserts at your own convenience.

The frozen meals that are nutritionally balanced and designed particularly for seniors. Getting the right nutrition daily has a important impact on one's health and independence. That's why apetito frozen meals generally have more protein and vitamins with controlled levels of sodium and less fat than other commonly available prepared frozen meals.

Click here to see the new apetito menu

Click here to see the apetito nutritional guide

apetito Meals

 

  • Flexibility to choose the menu.
  • More variety at meal times.
  • Safe food, no worries of outdated food.
  • A fully prepared meal with more protein and vitamins, controlled levels of sodium and less fat at a reasonable price.
  • Overall better nutrition as all meals have been based on recommended government nutrient levels for seniors. On average a meal consisting of soup, entree and dessert provides 40% of daily calorie requirement and 50% daily protein requirement.
  • Convenient preparation - entrees can be heated in the microwave or oven, soups heated in a pot on the stove or a bowl in the microwave and desserts simply require defrosting.
  • Entrees are packaged in recyclable paperboard trays.
  • Soups are packaged in recyclable plastic containers.
  • Desserts are packaged individually in recyclable plastic containers.

Click here to view apetito's menu.

  • Frozen food can be delivered directly to your door Monday through Friday over the noon hour.
  • Meals may also be picked up at our Stratford office located at 643 West Gore St. (Spruce Lodge Complex). You may call your order in advance if you wish.

apetito is a leading supplier of quality frozen food and catering solutions. With over 50 years of specialist knowledge and best practice in their industry, they set themselves apart with their passion to serve great food every day.

apetito believes that food should be at its best at the point of services. This means that they invest in continuous innovation to help their customers provide tasty, safe food at every meal. Their strict nutritional standards mean that customers can be sure of a pleasurable eating experience that ultimately delivers real sustenance.

apetito is federally inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and operates according to a recognized food safety program. All meals are designed particularly for seniors by a Dietician.

Visit apetito's web site for more information!