In the case of CRT’s Meals on Wheels program, service continues to operate for medically home-bound seniors enrolled in the program.
At this time, those delivering the meals are contacting the recipients before the drop-off is made (either by phone call/text, or by having a chat through the door), to make sure the senior is home and is physically well – this is to respect guidance for “social distancing”. The lunches are then left for the seniors outside their door. If for any reason, a Meals on Wheels participant needs medical assistance, the delivery person will notify local authorities right away.
CRT is accepting monetary donations to help maintain these vital services for seniors in the community. Individuals and businesses can make secure donations online via CRT’s website: http://www.crtct.org/en/donate-4/donate-now
For medically eligible seniors that might need help from Meals on Wheels, they should contact CRT at 860-560-5848 to find out if services are available in their area. A $2.50 donation per meal is suggested to help cover costs. However, no one is denied a meal if unable to pay.