While the coronavirus outbreak poses health risks for everyone, officials have made clear that the elderly are particularly vulnerable. As restaurants close, grocery store aisles emptied, pantries get depleted, and older adults encouraged to limit travel and social contacts, food insecurity is a real concern for many Bostonians.
As such, Ethos offers a number of programs and services to assist older adults through this crisis.
Meals on Wheels
Every weekday, Ethos brings hot, nutritious meals to thousands of home bound seniors. Along with a well-balanced meal, our Meals on Wheels drivers serve up a cheerful, consistent presence while also keeping a watchful eye over each recipient’s health and safety. Based on their individual needs, elders may also receive frozen weekend meals, cold meals, and nutritional supplements. Click here or or call 617-477-6606 to learn more about Meals on Wheels or to enroll.
As a precaution to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (covid-19) among older adults, many of the venues that host our cafes have decided to close their facilities or, cancel or curtail activities. Others have been requested closed to by order of the state.
As a result, Ethos will not be able to serve meals at those locations for the foreseeable future however, older adults may still visit many Community Cafe sites and pick up a “Grab & Go” meal, to be consumed where they wish.
Below is a list of our Community Cafe sites and and their current status. While most community cafes are open from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, meals are generally available for pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that some older adults may qualify to receive home delivered meals. If you, or someone you know, is 60 or older, and is interested in receiving meals on wheels, please call 617-477-6606 or visit www.ethocare.org.
|COMMUNITY CAFÉ||ADDRESS||NEIGHBORHOOD||DAYS OPEN||MEAL PICK UP TIMES|
|Anna Bissonette House Café||1640 Washington Street||Boston||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Back of the Hill Café
(Back of the Hill Apartments)
|100 S. Huntington Ave.||Jamaica Plain||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Café Emmanuel (LGBT)||15 Newbury Street||Boston||Weekly; Thursdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
(First Baptist Church)
|633 Centre Street||Jamaica Plain||Weekly; Wednesday and Saturdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Ferrin Café||100 Ferrin Street||Charlestown||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Grove Hall Café
BCYF Grove Hall
|51 Geneva Ave.||Dorchester||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Heritage Café||209 Sumner Street||East Boston||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Julia Martin House Café||90 Bickford Street||Jamaica Plain||Weekly; Wednesdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Main Street Café
(Golden Age Senior Center)
|382 Main Street||Charlestown||Weekly; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Medeiros Center Café||1960 Washington Street||Boston||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|175 West Boundary Rd.||West Roxbury||Weekly; Mondays and Tuesdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|1875 Dorchester Ave.||Dorchester||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|TDC/Wellington Café||23 Wellington Street||Boston||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Torre Unidad/Unity Tower Café||80 West Dedham Street||Boston||Weekly; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Veronica Smith Café
(Veronica Smith Senior Center)
|20 Chestnut Hill Ave.||Brighton||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|VietAID Café||42 Charles Street||Dorchester||Weekdays||11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|