Access to nutritious food is important for healthy aging. AgeSpan offers a variety of nutrition services designed to help people stay healthy and independent in their community. Services are provided at no cost to eligible individuals.
Our Meals on Wheels program delivers more than 850,000 meals every year throughout our service area. The program provides adults 60 and older and qualified individuals with disabilities with a hot meal delivered to their door, five days a week.
Medically Tailored Meals
Chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease are often better managed and controlled through good nutrition. We deliver a variety of medically tailored meals to meet individual needs.
Culturally Appropriate Meals
We want the food we provide to be as diverse as the communities we serve. We can deliver the meals for our community members who prefer to follow a nutritious Latino or Chinese diet.
For more information about Meals on Wheels or to make a referral for our meals programs, submit a referral form or call us at 1-800-892-0890.
Nutrition Counseling and Dietitian Services
Our team of Registered Dietitians is available to help people learn how to eat healthy through individualized, in-home nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy and through public nutrition presentations and outreach.
AgeSpan operates on-site farmer’s markets at participating housing sites and senior centers. Fresh is produce delivered from a local farmer from July through September at locations in Haverhill, Lowell, Methuen, Salisbury, and Tewksbury. Contact 978-946-1279 for information.
These markets are a collaboration between The Greater Boston Food Bank, AgeSpan and community organizations to provide supplemental food assistance.
Lawrence Market: This Mobile Market is every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Boys & Girls Club, 136 Water Street, Lawrence.
Eligibility: The Lawrence market is open to Merrimack Valley residents of all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must bring their own bags and complete an application at the market.
Haverhill and Tewksbury Markets: Each month, volunteers gather and fill over 3,000 bags of shelf-stable and fresh foods. These community organizations host the program:
- AMVETS Post 147, 576 Primrose Avenue, Haverhill
- Tewksbury Council on Aging, 175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury
Eligibility: The Haverhill and Tewksbury markets are open to Merrimack Valley residents 60 and older or an adult with a disability. Participants must complete an application. available at Councils on Aging (senior centers) and public and private housing offices. You may also call AgeSpan and request an application.
Contact Program Manager Ruth Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-946-1279 for information.