Virginia’s Story

Virginia enjoys receiving home delivered meals through Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), and said the experience has literally been life changing.

“I owe Meals on Wheels for saving my life,” she said.

Virginia, 66, has lost 90 pounds since starting home delivered meals through SCES. Diabetes runs in her family, and she was prediabetic before starting the meals. She said the portion size and mix of proteins and vegetables were key.

“I lost weight because the meals are healthy,” she said. “These meals are just right for one person.”

Her experience is not unique: in the most recent SCES Consumer Satisfaction Survey, 85% of Home Delivered Meals recipients said the program helps them maintain a healthy weight. More than 90% said they would recommend the meals to a friend.

Virginia also enjoys the diverse menu options, which include Caribbean, vegetarian, and medically tailored meals.

To learn more about Home Delivered Meals and other SCES Nutrition Programs, contact the SCES Community Support Center at 617-628-2601, email, or visit our website