Funding from Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation Supports Nutrition for Homebound Seniors

VANTAGE Aging receives a $20,000 Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation grant for Meals on Wheels program.

Akron, Ohio (April 11, 2023): VANTAGE Aging has received $20,000 in grants to serve more of Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable population from Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation. Funds will be used to provide seniors with nutritious, home-delivered meals and wellness checks.

Funding was granted for VANTAGE’s Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio program, which provides a nutritious meal, companionship, and a watchful eye on the health and safety of seniors. Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals, wellness checks, and free pet food to seniors living in Carroll, Holmes, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties.

In 2022, 324,662 meals were delivered to the homes of 2,573 seniors. Additionally, the organization’s 2022 Food Truck pilot project was launched in Wayne County, providing 1,510 meals to 179 individuals living in food deserts in Wayne County.

VANTAGE Aging offers a host of programs serving older adults across the state of Ohio, including: Workforce Solutions on-the-job training, AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program, Meals on Wheels, and Home Wellness Solutions.

The agency aims to promote a positive perspective on aging and continue to address the needs of older adults as Ohio’s senior population continues to grow.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the programs of VANTAGE Aging, please visit their website at or call their office at 330-253-4597.


About VANTAGE Aging

VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Paid job training for income-eligible adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Behavioral health services administered by the Blick Center. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state. For more information, call 330-253-4597 or visit


Lisa Mansfield

Director of Development & Community Partnership



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