Offices are open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Since 1974, OCO Nutrition Services programs have provided over 8.5 million meals to senior citizens aged 60 and older and their spouses, regardless of income, adults under 60 and youth. All meals are available throughout the county via the Meals-on-Wheels Program, afterschool sites and summer food service sites as well as at any of the six (6) Dining and Activity Centers.
Meals are either followed by the USDA meal pattern requirements or planned by a registered dietitian that follows the recommended dietary allowance. The meals are prepared and delivered by our professional staff as well as a network of dedicated Volunteers.
Maintain the independence and quality of life for Oswego County residents by providing meals, recreation and transportation, while promoting and advocating wellness and nutritional support services.
Nutrition Services offers OCO-RIDES (Retired Individuals Driving the Elderly Services) that provides roundtrip transportation to Oswego County seniors to medical appointments in Onondaga County.
Programs are partially supported through grants from our partners:
Oswego County Office for the Aging
New York State Office for the Aging
The United Way of Greater Oswego, Inc.
OCO Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County - Community Garden 2018
The purpose of the Community Garden is to give people in Oswego County the opportunity to grow their own vegetable garden. Anyone can grow a garden - Individuals, families and organizations can participate in the Community Garden and grow their own fresh vegetables. Some people participate and grow the vegetable garden for themselves or donate their crops. The Community Garden is located at Lincoln Park (by Gilbert's Grove Apts) in Fulton, NY. Check out the OCO Nutrition Collaboration Facebook Page
Community Garden Commitee Planting Day at Lincoln Park
A huge thank you to the volunteers that came out to help with Planting Day on June 1st. It was a great turn out of individuals participating in the Community Garden for 2018. The gardening beds are looking great, can't wait until everyone's hard work pays off with fresh vegetables!
Vote for Doug Wagner, WellCare Champion, & help OCO Meals on Wheels get $10,000!
Doug Wagner, shown below delivering meals to Rose Alexander, is a finalist in the WellCare© Champions competition. He’s a Meals on Wheels volunteer for OCO Nutrition Services. The more votes for Doug, the better his chances of winning. If he wins, a check for $10,000 will be presented by WellCare to Nutrition Services!
To vote for Doug, visit www.wellcarechampions.com now through Aug. 22
Doug retired from the US Postal Service after 33 years and is a veteran of the US Air Force, as well as an active member at this local church. After a rewarding and fruitful career he wanted to give back, he states
"I like doing it, but I'm getting old too, but if I can still help people, I will."
Doug is 78 years young!
Doug volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program, he delivers meals and way more to the home-bound residents in his community. Doug is a role model of volunteers, he's everything that you'd expect him to be; caring, compassionate, dedicated and humorous! He will travel in the harshest of weather to make sure his seniors are fed and will cover for his volunteer team on alternates’ days whenever he can.
Doug reports back to the office any concerns about the residents and even recommends the meal service to those he knows would benefit from the program! He notices if they are low on food and are in need beyond the everyday meal and will utilize our pantry to supplement the day’s delivery. If Doug isn't delivering on his normal day, the seniors want to know why!
"Is he okay, will he still deliver meals to us, they ask?"
Someone such as Doug with such a caring heart deserves to be recognized, perhaps this recognition will encourage others to step up and serve the seniors in our community. By volunteering, Doug has not only improved the quality of life for seniors in his local community, but he has improved the quality of his own life as well.
Lori Halstead, of Owego County Opportunities, Inc. Nutrition says,
“Doug speaks of the seniors with such heart; he told me that the clients on his route need his company and that he has made many friends while out delivering meals. I think that Doug benefits from delivering the meals as much as the clients do! He visits with the clients and has coffee with them, he enjoys driving out by the lake on his route to see the view. Doug takes the time to complete the simple tasks that make life so much easier for the eldest of our community!”
Doug demonstrates what it means to be an everyday champion