Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program in Pincher Creek is a volunteer based community service run as a cooperative effort among the various partners. It is available to individuals who are aged, ill, handicapped, convalescent, or who lack the strength or motivation to prepare adequate meals.
The purpose of the program is to improve the nutritional status of the client, improvement in their physical, social and emotional wellbeing which enables them to remain in their own homes.
Meals on Wheels is available to clients either on a short-term or a long-term basis. For individuals convalescing from surgery, or illness, the service will provide the meals needed to help them regain strength at home. Meals on Wheels is a service that helps the individual remain independent.
Crestview Lodge – the Crestview Lodge Kitchen provides a nutritious meal each weekday at noon (Monday – Friday), including holidays falling on a weekday.
Clients – are billed directly by Crestview Lodge and it is their responsibility to pay Crestview Lodge.
Volunteer Drivers – pick-up meals from Crestview Lodge at 11:55 am and deliver them to MOW clients. Service Clubs, Church Groups and Individual Volunteers make up the Volunteer Driver group and a Volunteer Coordinator is in charge of working with these groups to ensure scheduled delivery of the meals.
Nutritional meals are prepared in the commercial kitchen of Crestview Lodge . The volunteer drivers pick up the meals to deliver them to clients at 11:55 am. Some clients find the quantity adequate for two meals. Clients may use the service Monday – Friday five days a week or less frequently if they chose. The service exists for the benefit of the client, and it is the client who decides when and how often to access it.
The meal cost rates are set annually and approved by Management & the Foundation Board. For more information please contact the Resident Services Manager at 403 – 627-3833 ext. 2
How To Arrange for Meals
Call Crestview Lodge (403-627-3833 ext. 2) and arrange to meet with the Resident Services Manager to fill out the application documents. Meals can be provided as soon as the documents are completed, or to start on an arranged date.
If a meal is to be cancelled for some reason the client, or someone, MUST call the Kitchen before 10:00 AM, the morning of the meal cancellation, If a meal has been prepared for a client, and has been delivered then the client is responsible to pay for that meal. To make any changes to your meals or cancel a meal, call Crestview Lodge Kitchen at 403-627-3833, ext. 4, before 10:00 AM.
Meals will not be left by the Volunteer drivers if you are not at home to receive them. Health regulations require that meals be refrigerated and consumed within a specific time frame and when you are not at home we cannot guarantee the safety of the meal, and we do not want you to get sick.