Who We Serve
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels seeks to reduce hunger and food insecurity for homebound adults (age 18+) in Ann Arbor who are frail, medically compromised, or have a short- or long-term disability that impacts their ability to shop and prepare complete nutritious meals. Clients are served regardless of their ability to contribute to the cost of their meals.
In order to be eligible to receive services from AAMOW, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Be homebound according to the AAMOW definition with the exception of medical appointments and occasional outings
- Live in our service area (includes the City of Ann Arbor and some of the surrounding community; contact the office for more information)
- Need Meals on Wheels for a minimum of three (3) weeks unless otherwise approved by AAMOW
- Not able to obtain food or prepare complete, nutritious meals
- Have a spouse, child, caregiver, or another person who is unable/unwilling to provide meals
- Not able to participate in a congregate (e.g. senior center or other group) nutrition program
- Agree to receive an initial assessment prior to receiving meals (except in emergency situations or for Medicaid Waiver clients) and have a reassessment every six (6) months
- Dietary needs can be appropriately met by AAMOW without jeopardizing the health of a client
- Agree to be home when meals are delivered and follow meal cancellation guidelines
A client's spouse or unpaid caregiver may also be eligible to receive meals if AAMOW determines receipt of a meal is in the best interest of the client.