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Qualifying for Meals on Wheels

A common misconception is that Meals on Wheels is available to all senior citizens, regardless of their income or health status. Please understand that this is not the case.

Meals on Wheels is designed as a last resort, for housebound seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 60 or over;
  • Who are homebound;
  • Incapacitated due to accident, illness, or frailty;
  • Unable to prepare meals safely, or lack the knowledge and skills to prepare meals;
  • Lacking support from family, friends, neighbors, health aide or other caregivers to help secure meals;
  • Who are spouses of homebound older individuals, regardless of age, if an assessment indicates that receipt of the meal is in the best interest of the client;
  • Disabled who reside at home with an older eligible individual.

You and Your Family Have Options

Ocean County is home to a wide range of localized outreach and Senior Services programs, readily available to seniors who truly need their help. These programs include:

Berkeley Senior Outreach

(732) 244-9600

Located in Bayville, Berkeley Senior Outreach provides services including: Information and Assistance & Outreach Services.

Brick Township Senior Services

(732) 920-8686

The Brick Township Senior Outreach Services Center offers a variety of programs, activities and services to older adults.

Jackson Township Senior Center

(732) 928-2313

Jackson Township Senior Center serves as a focal point for programs and services relating to the seniors of Jackson Township.

Lakewood Community Services, Corp

(732) 901-6001

Services for the Elderly: Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, Caregiver Support, and Educational, Recreation and Socialization programs.

Long Beach Island Senior Outreach

(609) 494-8861

Affiliated with St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Island Senior Outreach provides a wide range of services including recreational activities, transportation and medical assessments.

Manchester Township Senior Services

(732) 849-8305

Provides information and assistance on a wide range of programs and services for seniors including social/recreation and transportation.

Ocean County Office of Senior Services

(732) 929-2091 (800) 668-4899

Providing a comprehensive range of senior services and programs for all of Ocean County.

Toms River Township Senior Center

(732) 341-1000 – Ext. 8462

A diverse array of activities and events for seniors in the Toms River area.