Good nutrition – enough food and health sustaining food is important for everyone, and critically important for senior citizens. Circumstances such as a medical condition, limited mobility, or the limited ability to cook can make maintaining a well-balance, nutritious diet a challenge. For those seniors, Meals-on-Wheels are the answer. In fact, 99% of our clients who receive them have told us the home-delivered meals have made it possible for them to stay in their homes.
CASS is the largest provider of Meals-on-Wheels in Greater Cincinnati. We offer several plans, to meet the particular needs of seniors.
- Savory Selects offer a choice of 31 entree options. Each meal includes choices of fruits and juices, snacks and desserts. These meals are delivered frozen once a week and also include a half loaf of bread and a half gallon of milk.
- Traditional Meals-On-Wheels offers a choice of an entree and are delivered daily. These are ideal for seniors who can benefit from a daily check on their well-being.
- Special meals for diabetics and those who require renal, chopped, ground, or pureed meals are also available for daily delivery.
In Hamilton County, the Council on Aging oversees the Meals-on-Wheels program, determining which seniors qualify for home-delivered meals. For seniors who do not meet the criteria, but would like to receive these meals, there is a private pay option. Call our Meals Department at 513-721-0445 to learn more about the home-delivered meals process and options.
Neighborhood Meal Sites and OTR Senior Center
For seniors who are mobile, CASS offers congregate meals at neighborhood meals sites in Green Township, Avondale, College Hill, Over-the-Rhine and Whitewater Township. This program gives seniors a nutritionally balanced, hot meal and the opportunity to socialize with others. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, the OTR site is also a senior center, open Monday – Friday. Just a block away from Findlay Market, the center is where seniors who live downtown and the surrounding areas gather for fun and fellowship. The center offers a full schedule of activities, trips and social events for its members.