Press release from the Council on Ageing Henderson County:
Nearby elected officers gathered at the Council on Getting old for Henderson County right now in recognition of the 19th Annual March for Meals – a month-extensive and nationwide celebration of Food on Wheels and our senior neighbors who depend on this crucial support to continue being wholesome and unbiased at home—now even additional acute amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While there is unquestionably superior news with respect to the availability of vaccines to region residents, we are not nonetheless in the very clear and lots of of our homebound getting older older people however fight starvation and food insecurity. In the last year, we seasoned a 40% raise in the demand from customers for our providers in Henderson County,” mentioned Keith Logan, Executive Director of the Council on Getting old. “We have been gratified with the outpouring of assistance this group has supplied, and nonetheless there is nonetheless far more we can do to assure the nutritional safety of our aged neighbors.”
The Council on Growing older serves 400+ shoppers every 7 days in all components of Henderson County. In addition, they host congregate meals at the Sammy Williams Middle, offer liquid diet to seniors who are not able to get adequate diet from sound foodstuff (many of whom are getting cancer therapy), and counsel growing older adults and their people on helpful resources to navigate the aging method. The yearly March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into regulation a measure that amended the More mature Us residents Act of 1965 to contain a nationwide nutrition system for seniors 60 many years and more mature. Because 2002, neighborhood-based mostly Meals on Wheels courses from throughout the nation have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this productive community-personal partnership and garner the guidance needed to fill the hole among the seniors served and those people continue to in want. “The pandemic has introduced lots of of us to the severe realities of meals insecurity and social isolation – a thing that much way too lots of seniors expertise as their everyday norm. More than at any time, we need to rally
all over our crucial neighborhood-dependent courses that serve as lifelines to a rising number of individuals in want, to help their personal very long-time period vitality,” claimed Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Foods on Wheels The usa. “Even when we make it by way of this unparalleled time in our nation’s historical past, there will still be thousands and thousands of vulnerable older grownups who will rely on that common knock on the door that provides peace of brain and hope past the food itself.” For much more info on how you can volunteer, contribute, or speak out for the seniors in Henderson
County this March, take a look at coahc.org