Senior Nutrition Program

The Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels and Senior Café Programs (formerly called Senior Nutrition Program) is made up of two programs: The Senior Café Program (formerly Congregate Meals Program) and the Meals on Wheels Program (formerly Home Delivered Meals Program). OCED pays a portion of the cost of running both programs. Both programs provide meals for a donation of $3 for seniors who are 60 and older; however, no one is turned away for inability to pay. Guests who are younger than 60 may join their friends and family at a rate of $5.50. View more information about both program and a list of all program locations (PDF).

Senior Café Programs (formerly Congregate Meal Programs)

This program gives seniors the opportunity to receive nutritious meals and meet other seniors in the community if they choose to do so. Meals are typically held in locations such as senior centers or churches throughout Washtenaw County. The frequency of these meals varies depending on the location.

Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels Programs (formerly Home Delivered Program)

Seniors unable to leave their home for any reason and unable to prepare food at home may receive meals delivered to their door. Drivers delivering the meals are usually volunteers. They not only provide the valuable service of meal delivery, but also are able to check-in on you or a loved one on a regular basis during meal delivery. View a list of Meals on Wheels providers in Washtenaw County.

Resources for Seniors

The County maintains links to partner agencies who provide services to seniors. For questions on the senior nutrition program, contact Marti Lachapell, Human Services Program Specialist.

Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels & Senior Café 2018 Fact Sheet


Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels & Senior Café Toolkit

The Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels & Senior Café Toolkit ( contains information and resources for seniors.  

Emergency Kit Wish List 

We need the following items donated so that we can provide our home bound seniors with an emergency kit.  
To donate any of the items below please email or call 734-544-2977.
  • Bottled Water
  • First Aid Kits
  • Flash Lights with batteries
  • Hand Sanitizers & Hand Lotion
  • Small Tissue Packets
  • Tooth brushes
  • Tooth Paste
  • Weekly Pill Box