Nutrition Support

West Health is exploring how to enhance existing home-delivered meal services to senior clients through an electronic wellness support tool.

The Opportunity

Meals on Wheels drivers are trusted friends to homebound seniors, and are often the only person who visits their home daily. For senior clients, the Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff have a consistent presence and insight into their home environment and family dynamics. Having meals delivered to their home benefits seniors’ overall wellbeing and independence.

Our Goals

We’re exploring ways to enhance existing meal delivery service for seniors to include more than just a nutritious meal and a friendly visit. Two Meals on Wheels pilot sites have been selected for testing of an electronic wellness support tool that is incorporated within the home-delivered meal service.

Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.

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Brown University School of Public Health

Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.

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Nutrition Support News

Learn about Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, Inc.'s participation in the second phase of a two-year research program being conducted by Meals on Wheels America, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and Brown University Center.
Learn about West Health's research with Meals on Wheels to see how drivers delivering meals to geriatric clients are also checking in on their healthcare.
Read Shelley Lyford's opinion on why guaranteeing our seniors access to proper nutrition should be a national priority.
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