Smithtown Senior Citizens Department Provides Home Delivered Meals for Eligible Senior Residents
The Smithtown Senior Citizens Department offers a Home Delivered
Meals Program for residents ages 60 and over residing within the Town of Smithtown.
Hot, nutritious meals are delivered by volunteers to the frail homebound
elderly Mondays through Fridays.
Each meal consists of one third of the current recommended dietary
allowance for the 60 plus age group. Regular diets are provided, however accommodations
for low sodium and diabetic diets can be fulfilled upon request. Food service
is contracted with Zan’s Kosher Deli in Lake Grove.
To be eligible for Meals on Wheels, applicants must be:
- Able to accept responsibility for consumption of meals
- Assessed in-home by the Meals on Wheels assessor
- Have no family or other persons capable of providing adequate meals
- Physically or mentally unable to prepare or provide for their own nutritional needs
- Unable to attend a congregate setting and have no alternative through which their nutritional needs can be met
Currently, 115 Town of Smithtown residents participate in the Home
Delivered Meals program daily.
A recommended contribution of $2.50 per meal is suggested.
Contributions are used to expand services and are returned back to the program.
There are no required costs to participate in this program. Funding for this
program is provided by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the New
York State Office for the Aging, Suffolk County Office for the Aging, and the
Town of Smithtown.
For further information regarding this and other senior programs,
call the Senior Center at 631-360-7616. Meals on Wheels is meant to be a
temporary service, and re-assessments are administered on a semi-annual and
as-needed basis. No emergency services are provided through this program.