Friendly Meals & Meals on Wheels

The Friendly Meals and Meals on Wheels are programs of Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, a non-profit United Way agency. The programs are funded through the Monadnock United Way, the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services and generous community support.

Volunteer and financial contributions are greatly appreciated.

Friendly Meals

Dine with us at one of our Friendly Meals dining rooms and enjoy lunch Monday through Friday. All seniors (age 60+) are welcome to attend.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are delivered to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities who can benefit from a nutritious meal and a safety check.

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The Friendly Meals and Meals On Wheels programs are participating in the Turn a New Leaf program. Menus displaying the heart symbol have been reviewed by a registered dietitian and have menu items that meet the Turn a New Leaf program standards.

Criteria for a healthy meal:

  • No trans fat
  • 750 calories or less
  • Less than 600mg of sodium
  • Less than 10% of calories and less than 8g from saturated fat
  • Two or more servings of fruits or vegetables
  • At least 1oz whole grains or 1/2 cup of beans


Gia Farina
Gia FarinaNutrition Program Manager

Nutrition Program Manager

Gia Farina was born and raised in Keene, NH and calls the Monadnock Region home. She is the Nutrition Program Manager for the Meals on Wheels and Friendly Meals programs. She has a passion for food and has a degree from Keene State college and culinary arts training through the Culinary Institute of America.

Gia also loves all animals and has had many pets over the years. Whether it be taking care of animals, spending time with family, or feeding vulnerable households, Gia finds joy in caring for others.


Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services offers comprehensive services to the residents of southwestern New Hampshire. Services include:

  • Visiting Nurses

  • Hospice at HCS

  • Palliative Care Support

  • Rehabilitation Therapies

  • Healthy Starts Program

  • Nutrition for Seniors

  • Transportation

  • Castle Center Life Enrichment Day Program

  • Medical Social Work/Outreach

  • Home Health Aides

  • Homemakers

  • Wellness Programs

Financial Information

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services accepts Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurances. Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services does not deny anyone the care necessary for their health and safety solely on the basis of ability to pay. If you do not have insurance coverage, you may be eligible for service at a reduced fee or free care.

For information or to make an appointment, please call 603-352-2253.