To be eligible for the program, a person must be:
60 years of age or older (or a spouse of any age or a disabled family member of any age in the same home)
a resident of Milwaukee County homebound physically or mentally impaired and unable
to prepare adequate nutritious meals unable to attend the Senior Dining sites
living alone or with no other adult living in the same house, building, or area who is able or
willing to prepare meals able to feed themselves or have someone able and willing to help
feed them home at time of delivery
The need for meals and type of diet must be verified by an applicant's physician or general diets
may be approved by the Senior Dining Program Director when no physician's diet order is available.
To see if you are eligible for Meals on Wheels, request an Assessment by calling the
Aging Resource Center (414) 289-6874.
An Information & Assistance staff member will ask questions to fill out the application over the phone.
If all eligibility criteria are met the following process takes place:
The request is forwarded to the Goodwill Meals on Wheels Program.
An appointment is made for a home visit by one of the Goodwill Social Workers
A signature by the applicant must be obtained on a required medical release form.
The Meals on Wheels Program mails or faxes the release form to the individual's physician for approval.
A suggested contribution, based on a sliding scale is requested for the meals.
(All contributions are confidential, and no one will be denied service because of inability to contribute).
In addition to this program, there are several "private-pay" home-delivered meal programs available.
Call the Aging Resource Center at (414) 289-6874 for more information.