Coronavirus Update at the COA...

Some programs are open and some are still on-hold. Click here to see what programs and activities have reopened.

Click here to learn how you can still get nutritious meals during Coronavirus

 

 

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.


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 on Wheels

 


in the last year...

The COA has delivered over 14,600 Meals on Wheels to participants in Cass County, and our volunteer drivers have driven over 40,0000 miles to deliver those meals.

 

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: adrienneg@casscoa.org
or call (269) 445-8110 and ask for Adrienne Glover, Director Community Living Support