Nutrition and Wellness

Bergen County, Division of Senior Services Nutrition and Wellness Unit provides a variety of health promotion activities that include wellness fairs, health, nutritional and physical fitness programs to educate, empower and encourage older persons to lead healthier lifestyles. Nutrition educational presentations and nutrition counseling is available to all eligible adults aged 60, and disabled adults 18-59 residing in housing where a congregate nutrition lunch is offered. Services include Meals on Wheels, Physical Health, Nutrition Education, Counseling, and Congregate Lunch.

Bergen County Meals on Wheels

The goal of the home delivered meal program is to maintain health through improved nutrition and enable homebound senior citizens to remain in the community with independence and dignity.

To be eligible, persons must be age 60 or older; homebound and unable to leave home without the assistance of another person; unable to shop or prepare a nutritious meal for oneself and have no one to assist with meals; receive no more than 4-hours of in-home assistance during the day; not a Medicaid recipient of Managed Long-Term Services and Support (MLTSS).

A complete mid-day meal is delivered to participants Monday-Friday. Each meal consists of entrée (meat, vegetable, potato), fruit, milk, bread, and dessert. Meals are planned by a nutritionist to provide recommended nutrients.

Service Area:

Bergenfield Fort Lee Palisades Park
Bogota Garfield Ridgefield
Carlstadt Hackensack Ridgefield Park
Cliffside Park  Hasbrouck Heights Rochelle Park
East Rutherford Leonia Rutherford
Edgewater Little Ferry Saddle Brook
Elmwood Park Lodi South Hackensack
Englewood Lyndhurst Teaneck
Englewood Cliffs Maywood Teterboro
Fair Lawn Moonachie Wallington
Fairview North Arlington Wood Ridge

Bergen County Meals on Wheels Serving the Disabled

Program assists eligible adults aged 18 to 59, whether disabled permanently or temporarily, either through physical or mental illness, who are living alone and unable to prepare their own meals.

Serving same areas and options as Bergen County Meals on Wheels program.

Apply Here

For more information or to apply for home delivered meals, please call 201-336-7420. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Meals On Wheels application can be completed here and submitted by mail, email or fax or you can submit an application online by clicking here.

Frozen Meals Monthly Menu

Program is free but suggested Donation is $1.25 per meal.
Donations are voluntary & confidential. Service will not be denied if you are unable to donate.

Bergen County Senior Lunch

The goal of the nutrition program for active adults, Senior Lunch, is to provide well-balanced meals, foster social interaction, and provide access to other supportive services available to Bergen County seniors. To be eligible, an individual must be age 60 or older, or the spouse of a participant.


Lunch is served Monday-Friday at the programs listed. A reservation must be made at least 1 day in advance. Transportation may be available. Program is free but suggested Donation is $1.25 per meal.
Donations are voluntary & confidential. Service will not be denied if you are unable to donate.

Get more details on the program:

Contact Us

Lorraine Joewono

Director

Phone: 201-336-7400 • Fax: 201-336-7424

Email Senior Services


 Bergen County Department of Human Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7474 • Fax: 201-336-7450

Hours: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm (varies by division)