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Food Delivery

Meals On Wheels 

Mad River Seniors manages the Mad River Valley's vital Meals on Wheels program. Homemade (and dietician-approved) meals are prepared each morning, packaged, and delivered free of charge to neighbors who are homebound or unable to prepare nutritious meals. Many local volunteers contribute to the food preparation and delivery process every weekday. (See MOW tab for monthly schedule of meals.) 

If you or a senior you know is interested in receiving Meals on Wheels, please call the Central Vermont Council on Aging's (CVCOA) Help Line: 802-477-1364. They will help determine if you qualify for this free service and refer you to our Meals on Wheels coordinator. 

CVCOA Eligibility Guidelines

 

A person is eligible for Meals on Wheels if age 60 or over and unable to obtain or prepare meals on a temporary or permanent basis due to at least one of the following: 

  • A physical or mental condition (ongoing or temporary)

  • Lack of or inadequate facilities to prepare meals

  • Inability to shop, cook, or prepare meals safely

Also eligible:

  • A spouse, regardless of age, of eligible individuals

  • Individuals under age 60 with a disability who reside with an eligible individual
     

Preference is given to individuals who are low-income, minority, limited English proficiency, and at risk for institutional placement.

Free Wheelin'

Free Wheelin' is a free transportation service serving Mad River Valley seniors and non-seniors who are unable to drive or don't have access to transportation. Volunteer drivers use Free Wheelin' vehicles or their own cars to transport Valley neighbors to medical appointments, other essential errands and appointments, and Mad River Seniors activities. 

If you need a ride or would like to volunteer to drive, call Free Wheelin' at 802-249-3427

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Weekly Community Meals

Walt's Breakfast

Mondays, 8:00-10:00a
Everyone welcome!

Every Monday morning, Chef Walt cooks up a full breakfast at Evergreen Place--eggs, omelets, pancakes, French Toast, weekly specials, and more. This event is a fundraiser for Mad River Seniors and a community gathering spot.
 

$10 per person for a full plate. 

Seniors' Luncheon

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30p

Every Tuesday afternoon, Chef Claudia serves a home-cooked, family-style luncheon at Evergreen Place. Music, entertainment, and presentations are often featured. Guests of all ages welcome. 

Free for all seniors (donations appreciated) and $5 for guests.

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May Luncheon Programs

June 4 Chocolate Bingo!

June 11 Crucible of Change - Old Stories of the MRV

June 18 Trivia with Derek

June 25 Movie Matinee

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On April 8, 2024—the day of the recent total eclipse, this group of friends (among many other individuals) gathered at Mad River Seniors’ (MRS) weekly community breakfast to celebrate the forthcoming eclipse. MRS hosts breakfast most Mondays, from 8-10 am at Evergreen Place to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program.  Community members and visitors of all ages are welcome.

 

Pictured (left to right):

Janice Funk, visiting from Massachusetts; Valarie McCord, a former Valley resident now living in Bennington; and Valley residents Johnnye Eure, Bill Jeffrys (an Astronomer) and Sue Jeffrys.

Other Activities and Services

Mad River Seniors provides a variety of opportunities for local seniors to gather, meet friends, learn, and enrich their lives. These programs are often offered in partnership with the Central Vermont Council on Aging and supported by grants and donations from generous businesses and neighbors. 

Past Activities

Picnic outings
Lunches at restaurants

Theater events

Live musical entertainment

Arts and crafts classes

Bingo

Exercise classes

Technology training

Guest speakers and "travelogues"
And more!

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