Last week, Carol celebrated her 70th birthday. Carol is one of our home-delivered meals clients and told me more than once that our senior nutrition program made a huge impact on her life.
“I don’t know how I would have survived without you because I was stuck and could not get out and go anywhere. Your food saved my life.”
Last summer, Carol fell and broke both of her shoulders. After being released from a nursing home, she was in no shape to get dressed, shower or let alone go grocery shopping or cook. The light at the end of the tunnel was a phone call to our Home-Delivered Meals Coordinator Ronda which resulted in a warm meal to be delivered to Carol the very next day.
The continuous visits of our delivery drivers caused a chain reaction on Carol’s floor: other residents came by to ask how they can help and new friendships were formed.
“When you’re shut in like me, the home delivery drivers are the only people who knock at my door.”
Carol lost 45 pounds with our balanced meals and never felt more energized. Today, Carol’s shoulders are healing nicely, her new friends are helping with grocery shopping and she feels more confident.
At Senior Community Centers, we serve over 400 home-bound clients like Carol who’s lives depend on our meal deliveries. In addition, our ten congregate dining sites are filled every single day with seniors who would otherwise not eat. We expect to serve 525,000 meals a year that are partly funded through senior nutrition programs.
If you know are in need of meals or know someone who is, please visit Senior Community Centers’ Website for more information. We are here to help.