Residence at Otter Creek helps out Meals on Wheels
MIDDLEBURY — The Residence at Otter Creek announced today that it will be supporting the 15th annual March for Meals — a month-long, nationwide initiative of Meal on Wheels America and the homebound seniors who rely on its vital safety net.
The public-private partnership supporting the Meals on Wheels movement is one of the most effective models in America. It enables seniors to remain more healthy and independent in their own homes, where they want to be, avoiding far more costly healthcare alternatives.
In Northwestern Vermont, Age Well oversees more than 60 Meals on Wheels routes. With the help of over 350 volunteer drivers and partners, meals are delivered to seniors every day of the week. Throughout the month of March, Age Well will be raising awareness to help the thousands of seniors in Vermont that are threatened by hunger and isolation.
“This past year Age Well served over 225,000 meals to local seniors and that need is rapidly increasing,” said Sara Wool, director of development and communications at Age Well. “We greatly appreciate the generosity of The Residence at Otter Creek in helping us to fight for seniors in need by choosing to support the 2017 March for Meals. Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to the their community as they age.”
“Meals on Wheels provide such an important service to the seniors in our area. They deliver quality nourishment that is so vital to the health of our senior population, along with that important check-in by the volunteers when they deliver the meals. We are happy to be able to support this important program in Addison County,” said Lucia A. Leber, executive director, The Residence at Otter Creek
For more information on how you can help the seniors in Northwestern Vermont and Sponsor-A-Route, visit: agewellvt.org.
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