HOME MEAL DELIVERY
The primary mission of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa is to provide nutritious meals, wellness checks, and caring contact to elderly and disabled homebound individuals in Tulsa and surrounding areas. Standard services include up to five nutritious, locally prepared meals delivered on weekdays. All meals are diabetic- and heart-friendly. Menu types include Regular, Chicken & Vegetarian, and Vegetarian meals, with additional shelf-stable Blizzard Boxes during winter months.
Seniors and people with disabilities often need help to access community services. While there are many services available in our community, they can be hard to find and our client and their caregivers may not even know where to start. For many people, they may not even know if there is a way to get help with their specific need(s). Our Care Coordinators are trained to be familiar with the services in our community and how to access them. We assess each clients’ needs and discuss the options in the community available to meet those needs.
FEED OUR FUTURE
There are many students in Tulsa who leave school on Friday not knowing where their next meal will come from. Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa is taking innovative action to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities through better nutrition for students with the Feed Our Future Program. This program will assist students in the Tulsa Public School System who face persistent food insecurity and hunger. This program provides weekend meals in the form of snack bags to hundreds of Tulsa Public High School students who face significant obstacles due to poor nutrition and food insecurity.
Our mission is to help homebound individuals remain living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible. To go beyond just a meal, we also offer services through our Home Safety Program, designed to help support independent living by providing simple, minor home repairs. Something as simple as a grab bar in a bathroom or a functioning smoke detector can greatly reduce the risk of injury to our elderly or disabled clients, helping them maintain the ability to care for themselves longer and more safely than before.
PETS ASSISTING WELLNESS IN SENIORS (PAWS)
Pets are important to people, especially the homebound. They foster a sense of security, help combat loneliness, and increase a person’s wellness. The PAWS Program delivers a month’s worth of supplemental pet food to our homebound recipients. The PAWS Program is designed to support the companion animals of our homebound recipients. In doing so, it also ensures that our recipients maintain healthy diets without sacrificing their meals to protect their pets from hunger.