There’s no shortage of gourmet meal delivery services to choose from – they seem to be the new, new thing. But luckily for us, there’s one serving our south Florida area that is exclusively intended for older individuals and it’s called Martha’s Senior Gourmet. I think it’s a brilliant concept – for three reasons.

First, the meals are geared to the varied dietary needs and taste buds of seniors. That means no fancy spices that are difficult to pronounce – can you say Sriracha?   Instead the meals are designed for those of us who have special dietary considerations whether you have heart or renal disease, gluten or lactose intolerance, or diabetes.

But what I think takes this service up another notch is their no-cost monitoring service. Their drivers are thoroughly screened and trained to observe how long it takes for a customer to answer the door, their general appearance, changes in mobility, recognition and cognition.  

So not only do they deliver a delicious, nutritious meal tailored to their customers’ individualized needs, they are providing an extra check-in to make sure that you, or a family member are doing well.  For that extra peace of mind, all you have to do is request it at the time of registration. No additional fee is charged for this valuable service.

Finally, while enrollment is super-easy on their website, they make it a priority to talk by phone to all of their customers to answer questions, help with registration or make changes or substitutions to the meals as you wish.

If only more service providers were as flexible and accommodating as Marthat’s Senior Gourmet. 

Here's their contact information: Miami-Dade: (786) 332-6366; Broward County: (954) 388-0674; West Palm Beach and Vicinity: (561) 210-9298.

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Nancy Stein

Nancy Stein is the founder of Seniority Matters and lead author of the Seniority Matters Blog. This is where you can turn to read about new service providers, enhancements to the website, and updates and commentaries on issues and events that are of interest to the South Florida senior communities. Of course, no blog is complete without feedback from readers, so don't be shy! Leave a comment and let us know what you think

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