Good nutritious meals are a very important part of health and well-being for elderly persons living independently in the community. Because dietary intake is often reduced, due to health problems and decreased activity, it is even more important that meals provide the necessary nutrition for good health.
MORE THAN JUST A MEAL
A warm, nutrltious meal delivered right to your kitchen can be a blessing an otherwise bad day. Meals on Wheels provides that service and it does it using a fleet of volunteers and dedicated public servants who have community in their hearts and minds.
“I do it because we enjoy it”; Sharon Kenney, a volunteer driver and server with Fort Erie Meals on Wheels, said. “It’s like giving back to the community, and the people we help are so openly thankful for what we do.”
It’s a love for community service that helps draw people like Nancy Ryan to remain involved with Meals on Wheels. Ryan is one of the coordinators for Meals on Wheels’ large-scale operation, and she laid out what the program entailed.
According to Ryan, the project serves mostly senior citizens, but can also be used by younger people who may be dealing wi!h injuries or other issues that prevent them from either cooking for themselves or leaving home to purchase groceries.