Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals Programs
At Age Well Senior Services, we’re doing our best to make sure no senior citizen in need goes hungry by operating our vital nutrition programs–Meals on Wheels and the Congregate Lunch. Annually, we deliver over 300,000 nutritious meals to seniors who are living at home and unable to prepare their own meals or go out to eat, and have little or no assistance to obtain adequate meals.
"I am so very thankful for MOW and Age Well for the wonderful meals they provided before the holidays. Thank you also to Homestead for the wonderful gifts I received. I have five children and none of them made time to visit me over the holidays. You all are so wonderful and I very much appreciate all that you do for me. I look forward to receiving my food and having conversation with the volunteers. I appreciate you checking in on me to be sure I am okay especially since you are the only people who care enough to do that. I hope you never stop doing what you do because you are all I have."
– AJ, Meals-On-Wheels recipient
Designed by a Registered Dietitian, each delivery consists of a hot, ready-to-eat meal, a cold meal to eat later in the day, and a breakfast meal for the following morning. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. We do not provide weekend or Holiday meals.
To complement Meals on Wheels and to facilitate socialization, Age Well Senior Services also serves hot, nutritional lunches for active older adults Monday through Friday at 10 senior centers in South Orange County. Seniors enjoy over 83,000 lunches each year, while dining with their friends at senior centers. For a complete listing of the centers where congregate meals are available, see below.
Meals on Wheels & Congregate Meals Highlights:
- Age Well Senior Services has a suggested donation of $7.50 per day for the three meals, though no one who is eligible is turned away for inability to pay.
- Seniors living in South Orange County, can apply for Meals on Wheels by calling a senior center location from the list below. Please select the location nearest the recipient’s home.
- Congregate Meals are served Monday through Friday at the following locations. The suggested donation for this meal is $4.50.
Corona Del Mar
Oasis Senior Center (949) 644-3244
Del Obispo Community Center (949) 496-4252
Susi Q Senior Center (949) 715-5462
Florence Sylvester Senior Center(949) 380-0155
Sea Country Community Center (949) 362-2807
City of Lake Forest Senior Center (949) 461-3458
(for Meals on Wheels contact FSSC (949) 380-0155)
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center (949) 470-3063
Rancho Santa Margarita
Bell Tower Community Center (949) 216-9700
Dorothy Visser Senior Center (949) 498-3322
San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano Community Center (949) 493-5921
We are your Meals on Wheels provider for South Orange County in California. If you are in need of Meals on Wheels and are not in our serving jurisdiction, please contact National Meals on Wheels at this number: 1-800-677-1116