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Council on Aging

Posted on: May 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Meals on Wheels

Drivers Wanted! COA needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals for our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program.

The Kingston Council on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals for our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program. Hunger is a serious threat that many older adults and individuals with disabilities are faced with. The nutrition service, Meals on Wheels, is provided Monday through Friday by home-delivery to individuals who are home-bound due to illness, disability, or geographic isolation.  Receiving MOW allows for the participant to maintain a vital connection to their community and serves as a safety check by having a regular “visitor” to their home.  All meals are pre-packaged, nutritionally sound, and planned by a registered dietitian each month.   

Becoming a MOW driver is a great opportunity for individuals who work part-time and have a few hours available on select mornings, teachers who are off for the summer, retired adults who are looking to give back, or anyone who wants to help put a smile on the face of a senior in their community!  The requirements to become a MOW driver are:

  • Active Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a background check (CORI)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Orientation/Training
  • 2 hours per delivery route; Monday-Friday mornings approximately 9:00-11:00 am

For more information on volunteering as a Meals on Wheels driver, please contact the Kingston Senior Center at (781) 585-0511.  You will be required to visit the Senior Center to fill out the required paperwork.

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