Commentary

Meals on Wheels for Seniors need help

Dear editor,

The Meals on Wheels program for our senior citizens has been cut back drastically, due to less government funding. How sad!

So, now what happens. Do they eat less hot meals and have less contact? (No one to see them on Thursday or Friday of each week when the hot meal was delivered.)

I chal lenge civ ic leaders, church leaders, organizations, to get together and come up with solutions to take care of our elderly who have more than earned that right.

Adopt one, two, three or more and pay for their meals as long as possible. Donate whatever you can in money and time, but don’t make it a one-time donation. These fine people deserve much more.

I’ve delivered hot meals every Monday for nearly 10 years and I’ll only stop when I am no longer able to do so.

Don’t forget about the shutins, elderly and the simple every day event of having a warm meal and a smile from the person delivering it. In some cases it is the only meal they have and their only contact.

Whatever you can do, call the senior center, 446-2666 and discuss it with them.

Leo W. Dubey

2891 North US 77

Rockdale


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