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Home-Delivered Meals

Home-Delivered Meals- A Rose Centers for Aging Well jumper delivering a meal to a home-delivered meals participant

At Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, we believe that access to fresh, healthy and filling food is an important aspect of maintaining wellness and preventing malnutrition. If you and your loved one are concerned about access to food in the home, our Rose Centers for Aging Well offer home delivery service of nutritious hot and cold meals. We are a member of Meals on Wheels America, which connects us with helpful services and resources.

Participants in our home-delivered meals program will receive one meal a day Monday through Friday, delivered between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Professionally trained home-delivered meals staff deliver meals directly to you or your loved one’s door. Our delivery teams treat your loved one with courtesy and respect, and provide a familiar and friendly face to check-in on loved ones at home.

Our menus offer balanced meals to meet each participant’s nutritional needs, including foods containing protein, dairy and starch, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Menus include both hot and cold entrées such as turkey or cold cut sandwiches, fruit cups and yogurt. We ask that you please let us know of any dietary restrictions when scheduling meals, as some of our meals can be tailored to accommodate specific needs.

Our program also provides shelf stable meals, such as canned or boxed goods, if inclement weather prevents us from making our normal scheduled deliveries. When possible, our delivery team will alert you or your loved one to planned closings in advance, or closings can be confirmed by checking the local news or calling into our office.

To be eligible for home-delivered meals through our program, participants must:

  • Live in Cuyahoga County
  • Be at least 60 years of age
  • Be unable to shop for or prepare meals independently


If you are a caregiver, spouse or companion of a loved one over the age of 60 who is receiving meals, you may also be eligible to receive meals through the program. During the intake process, payment options will be discussed, including approved insurance providers.

For more information on our home-delivered meal service, call (216) 373-1994.



Jackie Hart

Home-Delivered Meals Administrator

Contact: | (216) 373-1994

Jackie Hart is the Home-Delivered Meals Administrator at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. In this role, she oversees 15 drivers/jumpers who deliver more than 500 meals to participants Monday-Friday, each week. Hart is responsible for: ordering weekly meals, preparing daily paperwork for each delivery route and tracking meal delivery, maintaining up-to-date participant records and tracking referrals for new participants.

Hart has worked in the industry for more than ten years, beginning her career as a Kitchen Aid for the Golden Age Centers, now known as the Rose Centers for Aging Well, in 2006. Throughout the years, Hart’s responsibilities grew as she moved from Kitchen Aid to Food Manager, and then to Home-Delivered Meals Program Assistant, before assuming her current role as Home-Delivered Meals Administrator in May, 2018.

Hart has always enjoyed working with the public and with older adults. She earned an Associate in Arts in 2006 from Cuyahoga Community College. She also learned American Sign Language (ASL) to have a way to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.