Ph: (989) 732-1122
Fax: (989) 731-2739
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|8:30 a.m. to Noon
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
120 Grandview Blvd., Gaylord, Michigan 49735
OCCOA provides nutritious meals for older adults in congregate meal settings, and to homebound older adults in Otsego County. Operating Standards from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging help ensure that this valuable program is nutritionally sound, and available on a donation basis.
OCCOA meals are served at three locations:
Alten Zimmer Dining Room
120 Grandview Blvd.
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
1:00 p.m.: Sundays
Charlton Township Hall
10785 Rowan Ave.
Noon: Mondays and Wednesdays
Mill Street Diner - Call the OCCOA at (989) 732-1122 for more details
7800 Mill St.
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Home-delivered Meal Program
The home-delivered meal program was established to help and care for the nutritional needs of homebound older adults. Often referred to as the Meals-on-Wheels Program, they are the hot and frozen meals that are distributed to the homebound older adults of Otsego County.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify for home-delivered meals?
Clients must be age 60 or older and homebound. Marital status and income levels are not eligibility factors. All clients are contacted by the OCCOA Medical Resource Coordinator within 10 business days of initiating the service to ensure that dietary needs are being supported.
Who delivers the home-delivered meals?
Meals are delivered by Otsego County Bus System drivers.
The OCCOA partners with
Schools and the Otsego
County Bus System to
meals to area older adults!
Where are the meals made?
Congregate meals for the Gaylord and Johannesburg locations are prepared by the agency's kitchen staff at the Gaylord Meal Site, located in the Alpine Alten Zimmer Apartments. Gaylord Community Schools prepare the home-delivered meals for the agency's clients in the kitchen at Gaylord High School.
What is the value of the meals I receive?
Meals average $5.65 in value, however, Operating Standards from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging ensure that meals are available on a donation basis. The suggested donation is $2.50. No one is turned away for inability to pay. OCCOA welcomes and depends upon additional donations to fund this valuable program.
How do I start the home-delivered meal program?
Clients, or their caregivers, may initiate home-delivered meals by calling the OCCOA office and speaking to a customer service representative. Meals can be started on the first delivery day after the initial request is initiated and may continue for as long as there is a need for them.
MEAL PROGRAM STAFF:
Suzanne Bannister - Meal Program Coordinator
Meal Program Asssistants:
Congregate meals are prepared by the
OCCOA kitchen staff at the Gaylord
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