September 24, 2021
Meals on Wheels volunteers change the lives of local seniors every day. And in at least one case, a family of volunteers even helped save a life!
Andy, Jennifer and Katlyn were delivering meals to an older neighbor who lives alone in Brookfield when they realized something wasn’t quite right. Their neighbor wasn’t answering his door, so they continued their route, but an instinct told them to return to the house.
When they did, they heard the man calling for help. He had fallen and had been lying on the floor for hours!
The family called 911, and the man was taken to a local hospital. Fortunately, when they stopped by for their delivery the following week, their senior answered the door with a bright smile and thanked them for their help.
“It was nice to be thanked by our client and his son,” Andy and Jennifer said. “However, we are also thankful to have him in our lives, brightening our days.”
Meals on Wheels volunteers do so much more than deliver meals to doorsteps. They are sometimes the only human connection seniors experience each day. The relationships they build become literal lifelines for older neighbors and people with disabilities.
We are so grateful to all our caring, compassionate and dedicated volunteers!
A Chance to Give Back This Holiday Season
Our older neighbors have given so much to our community.
Many served our country in the armed forces. Others had long careers as teachers, firefighters, law enforcement officials and social workers. Then, in retirement, they continued to give back through volunteer work.
Now, it’s our turn to give back to them.
As a Meals on Wheels supporter, you care for couples like Karin and Philip, who live in Grundy County. Philip served in the Army from 1961-64, and both he and Karin are still passionate about caring for others.
They just need a little extra help with meals — and good neighbors like you make it happen!
Our clients are deeply thankful for everything their volunteers do for them, especially around holidays, as you can see from the sweet note Karin sent to our nutrition director, Patty.
The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time for you to get even more involved with Meals on Wheels.
Whatever your skills and passions are, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of treasured older neighbors like Karin and Philip!