Eating well is an important part of remaining healthy and independent. Springwell offers a range of nutrition services including Nutrition Education and Counseling, Meals-on-Wheels, and Community Dining Sites.
Springwell's Meals-on-Wheels program plays a key role in helping seniors live longer lives by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a friendly driver. Some utilize our service while recovering from illness or surgery, others need meals indefinitely.
To be eligible for federally subsidized meals, people must be age 60 or older, be unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal, and be unable to go to a senior dining site.
Springwell provides Home Delivered Meals to seniors living in Belmont, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston.
Special diets available:
We do not charge Home Delivered Meals recipients a fee for their meals, but we do request a small donation in order to help pay for this program:
Suggested donations are:
Springwell sponsors Dining Sites in Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. People 60 years of age and older and their spouses are welcome to participate, regardless of their income.
All menus are designed by Registered Dietitians to meet 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowance. They have a minimum sodium content and include 1% milk. Meals include an entree, vegetable, potato, rice or pasta, bread, and dessert. Soup may also be included. Low-sugar desserts are available.
Suggested donation for dining sites is:
To participate in the Senior Dining Program, choose from any of these convenient locations.
Springwell offers nutrition education by a registered dietitian at senior centers or other community settings. In addition, nutrition counseling is provided by a Registered Dietitian upon referral from a Springwell Care Advisor.
To make a referral for Meals on Wheels or for more information, contact the Information and Referral Department at (617) 926-4100.