Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Gaston: Keeping seniors at home, where they want to be.
At the core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of Gaston County seniors. For those who can still venture out into their communities we serve at six sites scattered throughout Gaston County in Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Dallas, Gastonia, and Mt. Holly.
Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. Meals on Wheels Gaston ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking.
For many seniors, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer who shows up every weekday with a hot meal and a warm smile is the only person they see or speak with all day. This special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to take good care of themselves.
Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come the increased risks of medical emergencies, falls and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery ensures that, in the case of an emergency or problem, medics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten.
Meals on Wheels Gaston focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. We serve adults age 60 or better. People who are mobile enough join others for meals in a group setting, while others that are less mobile may qualify for home delivery.
What You Need to Get Started
Call 704-862-7540 to speak with one of our Intake Specialists. They will gather needed information to determine which program best suits your needs. For those who may qualify for home delivery, a Meals on Wheels staff member will visit with you in your home and conduct an assessment.
How Can I help?
Join the network of more than 950 volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of seniors across Gaston County. By donating your lunch break, you can help the Meals on Wheels program reach the 1 in 6 seniors who might not know where their next meal is coming from.
Find out more about volunteering here or you can contact us at 704-862-7540.