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Meals on Wheels’ volunteers deliver more than just a meal to seniors like Claire

Mobility is one of the most significant issues for seniors when it comes to healthy eating. Whether it’s going to the grocery store or preparing dinner, that loss of independence compounds the struggles seniors face. Just ask Claire.

“I’m close to 80 years old and due to my hip and other health issues, I can’t manage on my own. For the past three years, I’ve been getting Meals on Wheels and I completely depend on it. After coming back from dialysis, I’m very tired and not able to cook. I have peace of mind knowing that fresh, healthy food will be there for me.

“I wasn’t sure if the service would continue during COVID-19. To my pleasant surprise, there hasn’t been any interruption. The volunteers are so careful and wear masks and gloves. I’ve been so fortunate to continue to have food delivered to my home by these warm volunteers. It isn’t like pizza delivery where they hand over the food after getting their money. The volunteers are kind and care for seniors like us. I don’t have any family or friends here and the volunteers are like my family.”

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