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In-Home Meal Services for Seniors

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As people age, cooking may become a harder task. Luckily, seniors can get an in-home meal prepared for them.

"The food that I prepare is tailored to the menu preferences of the people that I am serving," said Rachel Simonson, Kitchen Companions' owner. "It's important to me first and foremost because we've got this age wave of seniors coming and my background in financial planning and long term care tells me that we don't have enough facilities for them."

Simonson started Kitchen Companions in May. After speaking with her mother-in-law, she saw a niche for a business providing freshly cooked and nutritious meals at home for seniors.

"They want to stay in their own home and often times food and companionship are two of the reasons they cite for going to independent living or assisted living," she said.

Meals on Wheels also provides nutritious meals and helps adults over 60 live independently.

"They're quite well-balanced," Jaime Carpenter, Meals on Wheels coordinator, said about the meals they serve. "We have a variety every week. Sometimes it'll be a casserole. Tomorrow I think is chicken enchiladas."

It serves approximately 180 people in the Billings area. They make and deliver the food every day.

Kitchen Companions has a weekly meal plan customers can sign up for. Meals on Wheels asks for a donation of $4 per meal. Both give people more than food, they provide a listening ear.

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