By taking advantage of available technology, Meals on Wheels Member programs can enhance the quality and value of the services they offer. In mid-2018, a group of Meals on Wheels programs were chosen to help implement and refine the technology-supported change of condition monitoring process (the Core Client Change of Condition Protocol) that was developed as part of the More Than a Meal Process Evaluation. The following Meals on Wheels programs have been working toward the ability to deliver an enhanced level of service to the seniors they serve and connect them with the community supports they need:
- Alexandria, VA – Senior Services of Alexandria
- Anaheim, CA – SeniorServ Meals on Wheels Orange County
- Athens, GA – Athens Community Council on Aging
- Baltimore, MD – Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
- Houston, TX – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and Galveston County
- Knoxville, TN – CAC-Mobile Meals
- Merrillville, IN – Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana
- Syracuse, NY – Meals on Wheels of Syracuse
- Vero Beach, FL – Senior Resource Association
- Walnut Creek, CA – Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
Beginning in early 2019, Meals on Wheels America selected additional Member programs to join these forward-thinking programs, aiming to scale adoption of the change of condition monitoring process to help more programs identify, and raise alerts for, changes in health status among homebound clients.
The following programs have recently joined the More Than a Meal Process Expansion Learning Collaborative, receiving personal peer coaching from original participants, and gaining access to in-depth tools, resources and training:
- Brooklyn Center, MN – CEAP Meals on Wheels
- Cleburne, TX – Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties
- Colorado Springs, CO – Silver Key Senior Services
- Greenville, NC – Pitt County Council on Aging
- Honolulu, HI – Hawaii Meals on Wheels
- Jewett City, CT – Thames Valley Council for Community Action
- Lebanon, OH – Warren County Community Services
- Minneapolis, MN – Community Emergency Services
- Nanuet, NY – Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.
- Salisbury, NC – Meals on Wheels Rowan
- San Antonio, TX – Meals on Wheels San Antonio
- Suisun City, CA – Meals on Wheels of Solano County
- Toledo, OH – Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.
- Tulsa, OK – Meals on Wheels Metro Tulsa
- Tyler, TX – Meals on Wheels East Texas
- Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Senior Resource Center
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