Sunday, April 18, 2021

More Than Just a Meal

The benefits of the Meals on Wheels program are emotional and psychological, as well as physical, according to Home and Community Support Services of Grey Bruce (HCSS) media release announcing the 2021 March for Meals campaign, an annual event to increase awareness of the program.

Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal. Access to well-balanced, affordable meals is imperative to the independence and sustenance of isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities. Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for general welfare and maintenance of health and functional autonomy, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at older ages.

Sometimes a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only person a client interacts with on a given day. Meals on Wheels volunteers perform a valuable security check for isolated clients and notify the proper authorities in case of accident or injury.”

The Meaford Meals on Wheels program is administered through HCSS with the help of volunteers who deliver meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

For more information, to volunteer, or to receive meals, contact HCSS at 800-267-3798 or 519-372-2091 or mow@hcssgreybruce.com

Photo:

Jan Singbeil (left) has been delivering Meals on Wheels to Meafood residents for the past two years. She is one of a host of volunteers who deliver hot and frozen meals prepared at the Sail Restaurant by Josh Barone (right) and staff to Meaford seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Meals on Wheels is an international program, administered in Grey County by Home and Community Support Services.

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