Meals on Wheels brings nutritious meals directly to the doors of seniors in most cities of the U.S.A. and is one of my favorite charities because I have witnessed first hand the positive difference the service makes for seniors.
Seniors who chose to age-in-place in their own homes sometimes will be challenged by isolation from the rest of the world. Social interactions are one of the components for health aging. In addition to providing a healthy meal for seniors who may not be able to get out of their homes easily, the Meals on Wheels program allows seniors to have interaction with another person each day. Seniors may "donate" money towards the meal and low-income seniors also may receive the meals at no charge as long as they qualify.
Meals on Wheels assists family members to make sure their senior loved one receives healthy meals regularly and assures a senior they will have a meal in their home, even when physical challenges prevent them from going to the grocery store.
Senior caregivers can find Meals on Wheels programs in their area through their local Area Agency on Aging. Another service which must be paid for privately, called Mom's Meals, will deliver health meals matching dietary requirements to homes nationwide.
Chicago Meals on Wheels hosts a fundraiser on Friday. Join in and have some fun while raising money for the Meals on Wheels program.
Meals on Wheels Chicago King of the River Casino Night
7th Annual Texas Hold'Em Tournament
Date: Friday, March 8th, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. to Midnight
Place: Chicago Cultural Center (across from Millenium Park), 78 E. Washington Street
Enjoy cocktails, gourmet fare, casino games and DJ Lani Love
Sounds like this will be a fun event for seniors, caregivers and all of us who will someday be a senior!