Since 1984, New York State's Wellness in Nutrition Program (WIN) has provided funding primarily for home-delivered meals, to frail older persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, in addition to supporting nutrition counseling, nutrition education and congregate meals.
The purposes of the program are to reduce hunger and food insecurity; prevent social isolation; and promote the health and well-being of older adults. In addition, home-delivered meals also represent an essential service for many caregivers, by helping them to maintain their own health and well-being through the provision of nutritious meals to those they care for.
All the following program eligibility criteria are based on an in-home assessment conducted by a case manager and must be met by recipients:
60 years of age or older; spouse of eligible service recipient; or handicapped non-senior residing with a service recipient
Nassau County resident
has impaired mobility
unable to cook and/or shop safely due to health reasons
no local support system (formal or informal) available to meet needs
able to understand and carry out procedures to safeguard the food provided
For more information about our Nutrition Programs, please contact (516) 227-8930.