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Nutrition Services

Based on your specific needs, WMEC can deliver lunch, supper, and weekend meals on a daily or as-needed basis. We deliver many menu options, so no matter your dietary needs, we can support you.

In addition to home-delivered meals, our Community Table program offers nutritionally balanced, hot meals to older adults at congregate meal sites throughout our community, such as Senior Centers and housing sites.

We Can Help:

  • Deliver lunch, dinner, or weekend meals on a daily or as-needed basis.
  • Provide a friendly check-in and daily safety check for isolated elders who receive home-delivered meals.
  • Offer one-on-one nutrition counseling by our Registered Dietitian.
  • Provide Latino meals, vegetarian meals, pureed meals, ground meals, and other specialized medically-tailored options such as Cardiac and Renal meals, as prescribed by your doctor

Who We Serve:

  • Older adults at least 60 years of age
  • Eligible persons with disabilities under age 60.


Learn More About Our Nutrition Programs

WestMass ElderCare Community Table

WMEC’s Community Table Programs are hosted throughout the community in senior centers, housing complexes and other convenient locations. The freshly-prepared meals served at these sites are wholesome, nutrient-dense and delicious!  Community Table guests not only get a great meal, but good company as well.


Granby Council on Aging
10 West State St, Granby
(413) 467-3239

South Hadley Council on Aging
45 Dayton St, South Hadley
(413) 538-5030

Latino Elder Dining Program

WestMass ElderCare has teamed up with Taino Restaurant, located at 548 South Street in Holyoke, to serve authentic Latino cuisine at lunchtime through a new senior dining program.

Through this service, Taino provides a hot nutritious lunch meal to adults aged 60 and older Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Staples on the menu include authentic Latino offerings such as yuca with garlic and onions, pulled pork, yellow rice with pigeon peas, and beef stew.

A voluntary, confidential donation of $2.50 per meal is suggested for program participants. Registration is required.  Contact WMEC’s Nutrition Department for more details.

Did You Know?

  • We deliver meals to people of all ages! WMEC delivered over 30,000 meals to 237 consumers under age 60 last year.
  • 93% of Home-Delivered Meals Consumers gave a positive recommendation of the meals.
  • 38% of WMEC nutrition consumers live alone and have no one to check on them other than their Home-Delivered Meals Drivers. Drivers provide critical wellness checks to ensure the safety of consumers and take prompt action when they notice concerning changes in people’s physical or mental health.
  • 80% of meal recipients say they feel less lonely because of their meal driver.
  • In the summer, consumers may be eligible to receive fresh produce bags from the Department of Agriculture valued at $50.
  • 79% of consumers say their Home-Delivered Meal is their main meal of the day.
  • 85% of consumers say receiving meals helps them live independently.
  • 88% of consumers say that the Home-Delivered Meals make them feel better:
    • 90% say the meals help them eat healthier.
    • 82% say they help them maintain a healthy weight.
    • 81% of Medically Tailored Meals Consumers said that our meals help them manage a medical condition.
    • 74% of Medically Tailored Meals Consumers said that our meals help them control blood pressure.
    • 64% of Medically Tailored Meals Consumers said that our meals help them control blood sugar.
  • WMEC consumers may receive individualized nutrition counseling and education by a registered dietitian.
  • Shelf-stable meals may be provided to consumers in case of winter weather or other emergencies that can interrupt daily meal delivery.
  • Variety is the spice of life! Individuals can choose from several types of delicious, freshly-prepared meals that meet their preferences and medical needs including: Latino, No Salt Added, Renal, Pureed, and Cardiac Diet Meals.
  • Fresh is best. We work closely with our catering partner to develop creative menus, include seasonal ingredients, and prepare delicious meals daily.
  • A gateway to other services. As consumers’ needs change, our Drivers, Geriatric Support Service Coordinators and Care Managers can make referrals for additional WMEC services such as home making and personal care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get home-delivered meals?

While there is no cost to receive home-delivered meals, we do invite recipients to make a voluntary, confidential suggested donation of $2.50 per meal.

Am I eligible to receive Home Delivered Meals?

Eligibility for meals is based on many different factors including physical and mental health, nutritional risk, living arrangements, formal and informal supports, and being homebound. Contact our Community Resource Specialists for more information or to apply!

I am on a restricted diet.  What types of meals are available for me? 

We offer a variety of medically-tailored meals for those with specific nutritional needs, such as cardiac, renal, ground and pureed meals.  (A doctor’s referral may be required for certain medically-tailored meals).

How do I sign up?

Contact our Community Resource Specialists to get started.

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