Meals on Wheels is a service provided by VNA, a nonprofit organization that helps our elderly neighbors and loved ones maintain their independence by providing the services that allow them to age where they are happiest and most comfortable – at home.
VNA Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious, freshly prepared meals five days a week to Dallas County residents who can’t provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age or disability. These meals contribute to the overall health and well-being of participating seniors, including those with chronic illnesses that are affected by diet, such as diabetes and heart disease, and frail seniors who are homebound. Without VNA Meals on Wheels these seniors would go hungry.
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that started in 1973 as a collaboration between 11 faith-based organizations in downtown Fort Worth to bring food to the elderly in the central city area.
They serve all of Tarrant County, providing approximately 1 million meals each year to some of Tarrant County’s frailest citizens. By providing home-delivered meals, professional case management, and other needed items or services to our homebound, elderly and disabled clients, we enable them to remain living independently in their own homes, surrounded by a lifetime of memories.
Learn more: https://mealsonwheels.org/
Use their "Find A Meal" search tool to find a local Texas Meals on Wheels Provider.
Meals on Wheels Association of Texas is a 501(c)(6) statewide association founded in 2004 to lead state and national legislative advocacy on issues of importance to meals-serving organizations for seniors and adults with disabilities in need of nutritional support.
Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.
Find a Meals on Wheels provider near you.: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/find-meals
Building the capacity of senior nutrition programs
The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging – also known as the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center – serves to build the capacity of senior nutrition programs funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA) to provide high quality, person-centered services, and to assist ACL and stakeholders with identifying issues and opportunities to enhance program sustainability and resiliency. OAA-funded senior nutrition programs work to reduce food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition; enhance socialization; and promote health and well-being of older adults.
LEARN MORE: https://acl.gov/senior-nutrition
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a nonprofit that has played a critical role in community-based health care since 1934. They provide hospice and palliative care, nutritious meals and social connection for homebound seniors, and serve as the premier aging resource for North Texas.
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