Meals on Wheels

Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobilityor health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer. With your donation you help make sure that seniors are not forgotten. If you want to take part by preparing or deliver the Meals every Friday at 9 am, please call Fern Bergeron 706-885-9388.

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