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Nutrition Programs

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Holiday and Extreme Weather Closings

MSHL as an organization is closed for federal holidays: New Year’s Day*, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day* and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day*, and New Year’s Eve. 

For safety, in the case of extreme weather, MSHL reserves the right to cancel meal programs. In this event, anyone who is supposed to receive a meal will be notified as soon as possible and encourage to eat one of the provided emergency meals.

*On starred days we have a special volunteer who delivers a hot meal for Meals on Wheels participants.

Senior Café

A nutritious meal is only the start of the value Senior Café – a hot lunch with a group of friends at the center. Served multiple times a week as well as a monthly birthday party, it’s no surprise this is such a great way to connect with new friends, too!

WHO CAN GET MEALS?

IF:    You are 60 years of age or older.

Then, our Café may be a helpful service to help you:

  • Access nutritional ready to eat meals – no cooking or clean up for you!
  • Enjoy visiting with new friends and old

WHAT ARE THE MEALS LIKE?

Our food is catered, and our staff/volunteers plate it up. This is the same food our Curbside & Meals on Wheels members are eating!

The hot lunches include a meaty entry, a starch (rice, bread, noodles), fruit, vegetables, and often a salad. The picture to the right, gives you an idea of portion sizing. In addition, you may receive 8 oz. of 2% milk.

All meals meet the requirements found in Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Meals are a suggested $3 donation, however any amount you give helps keep this program going.

Please give what you are able to support the program. No one is turned away for inability to donate.

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Call MSHL at 734-508-6229 or stop at the office!

Currently, we serve these on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:45 am. You do have to reserve a meal 48 hours in advance, but we often have an extra we can offer right away.

We will provide a monthly meal calendar so you can know what to expect.

Senior Cafe is partially funded by:

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED)

Monroe County Commission on Aging

City of Milan Senior Millage

And other generous donations

Curbside Cuisine

A nutritious meal is only the start of the value Curbside Cuisine – a hot lunch on the go. We offer this pick up service Monday – Friday in the front of the center with a friendly face to have a short chat with if that’s what you need. 

WHO CAN GET MEALS?

IF:    You are 60 years of age or older and drive.

Then, our Curbside Cuisine may be a helpful service to help you:

  • Access nutritional ready to eat meals
  • Enjoy a visit by a friendly volunteer 
  • Have peace of mind that someone will be checking in on you regularly

WHAT ARE THE MEALS LIKE?

Our food is catered, and our staff/volunteers package it up. This is the same food our Cafe & Meals on Wheels members are eating!

The hot lunches include a meaty entry, a starch (rice, bread, noodles), fruit, vegetables, and often a salad. The picture to the right, gives you an idea of portion sizing. In addition, you may receive 8 oz. of 2% milk.

All meals meet the requirements found in Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Meals are a suggested $3 donation, however any amount you give helps keep this program going.

Please give what you are able to support the program. No one is turned away for inability to donate.

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Call MSHL at 734-508-6229 or stop at the office!

Offered Monday-Friday, you do have to reserve a meal 48 hours in advance, but we often have an extra we can offer right away.

We will provide a monthly meal calendar so you can know what to expect.

Curbside Cuisine is partially funded by:

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED)

Monroe County Commission on Aging

City of Milan Senior Millage

And other generous donations

Meals On Wheels

A nutritious meal is only the start of the value Meals on Wheels can deliver to keep you healthy. With a daily visit from one of our volunteers, a ready-to-eat meal, and a friendly well-being check, we help people live the lives they choose.

WHO CAN GET MEALS?

IF:    You are 60 years of age or older.

And:   You are predominantly homebound (under normal circumstances you are unable to leave the home unassisted, or leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort).

Then, Meals on Wheels may be a helpful service to help you:

  • Access nutritional ready to eat meals
  • Enjoy a daily visit by a friendly volunteer deliverer
  • Have peace of mind that someone will be checking in on you regularly

WHAT ARE THE MEALS LIKE?

Our food is catered, and our staff/volunteers package it up. This is the same food our Senior Café members are eating!

The hot lunches include a meaty entry, a starch (rice, bread, noodles), fruit, vegetables, and often a salad. The picture to the right, gives you an idea of portion sizing. In addition, you may receive 8 oz. of 2% milk.

All meals meet the requirements found in Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

A second meal is available for you to enjoy latter that day.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Meals are a suggested $3 donation, however any amount you give helps keep this program going.

At the end of the month, we will mail you an invoice detailing the number of meals received and the suggested donation amount. Please give what you are able to support the program. No one is turned away for inability to donate.

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Call MSHL at 734-508-6229

You can completely register over the phone, and begin to receive service up to 48 hours after.

You can receive meals up to five days a week (Monday—Friday). You get a hot lunch and an option of a second cold meal to eat later in the day.

We will provide a monthly meal calendar so you can know what to expect.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?

Your meal is delivered around lunchtime.

Our deliverers need to “See a face and hear a voice” in order to leave your meal. If you are not home or answering your phone, we will call a caregiver to make sure you are okay.

If you know you will not be home for any reason, please call us to cancel your meal for that day or to arrange to pick it up.

Shortly after signing up (a process that happens over the phone), a social worker will be calling to set up an appointment to confirm you qualify for this program, and also to see if there is anything else we can do to support you living at home.

Meals on Wheels is partially funded by:

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED)

Monroe County Commission on Aging

City of Milan Senior Millage

And other generous donations

Volunteers Needed!

We always need volunteers for this service! If you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen or delivering the meals, please call and ask to speak with Beverly, the Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator, or message us through the contact page.