Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is a full-service organization dedicated to improving all aspects of a senior’s life. We focus on the whole person, meeting a range of needs from nutrition to social interaction, fall prevention and health and wellness. Our goal is to ensure that older adults are able to live independently, with dignity in their homes for as long as possible.
MEALS ON WHEELS. MOW Diablo Region delivers meals to seniors (60 years or older) who are homebound, not able to drive, unable to prepare food themselves, and do not have a caregiver that prepares their meals. Meals are provided based on need, not on income. Our volunteer drivers deliver over 1,000 hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors every day. Meal deliveries also provide a needed safety-check and is often the only human interaction a senior will have all day.
CAFÉS. The Cafés serve over 220 healthy lunches every weekday at five Contra Costa County locations to seniors who are not homebound. In addition to the nutritious meals, the Cafés help keep seniors engaged with other people by offering stimulating social activities.
FALL PREVENTION. Falls are the largest reason for seniors to be admitted to hospitals and nursing homes. Our Fall Prevention program helps reduce preventable injuries that lead to loss of independence, significant healthcare costs, and deaths caused by falls among seniors. We focus on a combination of education and exercise, using programs endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, close to 200 seniors receive critical home safety improvements every year.
FRIENDLY VISITORS. Many seniors experience social isolation. Our Friendly Visitors and Friendly Callers programs match isolated seniors with screened and trained volunteers from the community for weekly visits or phone calls. The companionship provided to more than 200 homebound seniors every week by the Friendly Visitors and Callers has resulted in close friendships and is a respite for seniors from days of isolation.
CARE MANAGEMENT. Vulnerable seniors face a myriad of social issues and often do not know where to turn. Our Care Management program provides confidential guidance to help older adults and their families meet long-term care needs, deal with problems such as housing, elder abuse, depression and other concerns. Over 800 seniors every year use these services, helping them improve their quality of life and maximize independence.
HEALTH & WELLNESS. Incorporating exercises and physical activities into our lifestyle as we age helps us remain healthy and independent. Our Health & Wellness programs includes an array of classes and nutrition resources designed to reduce stress, increase mobility, and improve quality of life. These workshops, alternative therapies, and educational sessions encourage older adults to live life to the fullest.