The Meals on Wheels program at Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) delivers meals to people over 60 who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals. MVES offers authentically prepared culturally specific meals, including Chinese, Caribbean and Asian/Vietnamese, as well as vegetarian and kosher meals. “As our communities continue to grow and diversify, we know we need to follow suit to ensure that every culture has a seat at the table,” said Nutrition Program Manager Carla Castillo.
Two new cultural meal types – Russian and Haitian – have recently been added to Meals on Wheels. The Russian meals include signature dishes like beef pelmeni with caramelized onions and butter sauce, kurnik (chicken pie), chicken shashlik, lamb pilaf and beef stroganoff. Haitian favorites include eggplant stew with yucca and curried chicken, chicken jambalaya and Caribbean roast lamb.
Other types of meals include breakfast, lunch, supper and weekend meals. The MVES hot and cold menu is varied and the meals are nutritionally balanced, cooked without added salt and consist of an entrée, two sides, dessert, milk, bread and margarine. Medically tailored meals available include soft, ground, pureed, low-lactose, renal and cardiac menus as well as carb-controlled meals for people with diabetes.
If you or someone you love wishes to learn more about the MVES Meals on Wheels program, please contact 781-324-7705 or visit mves.org/nutrition. The MVES team can assist you in determining eligibility for Meals on Wheels and other Nutrition Program offerings.