"How do we look so great at 98 and 95? It's the healthy food from Meals on Wheels!", exclaims Nick and Beverly. Don't you agree they look pretty amazing?
We can't guarantee it's just the healthy food that keeps them looking so great, but we do know for sure that Meals on Wheels makes a difference because our elderly friends need to eat nutritious food to stay healthy.
And we make it easier by bringing healthy food right to their home. Just as important, a volunteer makes sure they're doing alright, and the homebound get at least one friendly face to see that day.
Together with all of you, we will be staving off hunger and loneliness for 1000 of our neighbors this year. And that is pretty darn motiviating, don't you think?
Jun 21, 2016
Delivering meals and smiles
By Patricia Osage - Executive Director
82 of you wonderful Global Giving donors have contributed to our project, and now we are 82% to meeting our goal. That means you have served 1,025 meals! How cool is that?
Every day we deliver nutritious and delicious meals to 200 homebound elderly. It's quite simple, it's very effective, and it's a joy to do. Just look at those smiles shared by Meals on Wheels volunteers Sandra and Debbie and the delightful Wanda. Looks like Wanda partook in pasta with veggies, cantaloupe, a whole wheat roll, and milk. Yummy and good for her too!
Meals on Wheels is so important because our elderly neighbors need to eat nutritious food to stay healthy. It keeps them living and thriving in their own homes, and out of the hospital or a skilled nursing facility.
And we make it easier by bringing healthy food right to their home. Just as important, a volunteer makes sure they’re doing ok, and… the homebound get at least one friendly face to see that day.
Your donations have brought smiles to our faces, and especially to the beautiful faces of 1,025 elderly in our community. How about you? Smiles all around!
Thanksgiving may come just once a year in America, but every day is like Thanksgiving for us at LIFE ElderCare. We are constantly reminded of reasons to be thankful, especially when we receive donations from people like you – people who care about the health and well-being of our older generation. Thanks to you and all the Global Giving donors to our project, we have served 865 healthy and tasty meals to homebound seniors. That’s a whole lot of veggies, rice, chicken, beef or whatever is on the menu for the day! (Trust me, it’s all good!)
We are thankful that older folks like Vera can count on us.
Vera’s husband died 7 years after they were married so she is used to taking charge! She learned how to keep books and worked hard to make sure her daughter got everything she needed to complete college. When her daughter moved, she missed her but got along fine, she told us, until 2012, when she fell. Her doctor encouraged her to move into a nursing facility but she said that was NOT going to happen. She loves her little house in Fremont. She wants to hold on to what she has in the face of health care bills and an inability to cook.
Because of LIFE ElderCare's Meals on Wheels, Vera no longer worries about buying or eating nutritious meals. This service is her lifeline, and without you, it wouldn’t exist.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you!