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MEAL OPTIONS DURING CORONAVIRUS

Eating a well-balanced diet is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For older adults, good nutrition can help maintain physical and immune function, prevent and manage chronic disease, support mental wellbeing and recovery from ill-health.  As part of the Cass County COA’s mission to provide services and programs to assist individuals to age and live well with dignity and independence, we provide a number of options to help older adults get the meals and nourishment they need.

 

Meal options while the COA is closed for the Coronavirus...


“Take Out” Meals

Nutritionally-balanced hot meals will be served from our Lowe Center in Cassopolis on a “Take Out” basis.

Cost: Free* for people 60 and older  & $5.50 for people under 60

How to Get: Come to the Lowe Center Monday - Friday between 11:45am and 1:00pm

 

* Free (a $3.00 donation is suggested for those who are able) price is for Cass County residents that are 60 or older and will fill out a NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Form for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.


Meals on Wheels / Home Delivered Meals

Nutritionally-balanced hot meals delivered to your home by COA employees

Cost: $4.00 (meal) & $4.50 (meal + roll and milk)*

How to Get: Call the Care Services Department at (269) 445-8110 to set up home delivery or email adrienneg@casscoa.org

 

* $4.00 & $4.50 prices are for Cass County residents that are 60 or older and will fill out a NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Form for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.


5 Free Frozen Meals

A one-time allotment of 5 Frozen, nutritionally-balanced meals for Cass County seniors who are planning to self-quarantine.  Call the Care Services Department at (269) 445-8110 to set up a delivery or to schedule a pick-up time. 

Cost: Free* 

How to Get: Call the Care Services Department at (269) 445-8110 or email adrienneg@casscoa.org

 

* Free price is for Cass County residents that are 60 or older and will fill out a NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Form for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.


Meals are funded in part by Region IV Area Agency on Aging and are served in partnership with Cass County COA and Senior Nutrition Services dba Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan​

 

NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Forms are required for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.  You can download a copy here, or we will have blank forms available.


Once it is safe again to open the COA facilities to the public, we look forward to welcoming you back with the return of Congregate Dining and other great programs and activities.

 

Meals & Nutrition

 


Eating a well-balanced diet is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For older adults, good nutrition can help maintain physical and immune function, prevent and manage chronic disease, support mental wellbeing and recovery from ill-health.  As part of the Cass County COA’s mission to provide services and programs to assist individuals to age and live well with dignity and independence, we provide a number of options to help older adults get the meals and nourishment they need.

 

Dining Hours and Locations

 

Lowe Center - Cassopolis
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast served Monday – Friday 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Lunch: Monday – Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Front Street Crossing - Dowagiac
Cafe Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. (Coffee available during business hours)
Lunch: Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chestnut Towers - Dowagiac
SNS meals served Monday - Friday by reservation only.  Call (269) 445-8110 for more information.

 

Congregate Meals

Congregate meals offer an opportunity to meet new or old friends and engage in social activities while having a nutritious meal.  Daily special menus are developed in collaboration with Senior Nutrition Services and are based on USDA recommendations for senior nutrition. Congregate meals are served at the Lowe Center and Chestnut Tower locations.

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels was one of the first programs established by the Cass County COA. For those who no longer drive, have a reduced appetite or find it hard to prepare a meal, eating right can be difficult.

 

Nutritionally balanced cold and hot meals are delivered to homebound seniors Monday through Friday. We service all of Cass County- Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Jones, Marcellus, Union, & Vandalia. Townships include Calvin, Howard, Jefferson, LaGrange, Mason, Milton, Newberg, Ontwa, Penn, Pokagon, Porter, Silver Creek, Volinia, & Wayne. Meals on Wheels drivers check to make sure the senior is not in need of any additional assistance.  Puree meals also are available with a doctor’s prescription.

 

The Cass County COA is proud of its many volunteers who coordinate with our professional kitchen staff to deliver hot, nutritious meals to those who request them. For many, the meal is made even more special because a smiling volunteer checks in on them daily.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS CONTACT INFORMATION
For information please contact Adrienne Glover, Director Community Living Support at: adrienneg@casscoa.org or (269) 445-8110

 

 

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