Bedford Needs Meals on Wheels Drivers
Minuteman Senior Services is reaching out to Bedford residents to volunteer to deliver hundreds of hot meals a week to homebound seniors in the area.
The following is a message from Bedford's Minuteman Senior Services:
Last year 42 Bedford seniors received Meals on Wheels, thereby enabling them to stay in their own homes. Meals are provided by Minuteman Senior Services, a non-profit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting caregivers.
Minuteman Senior Services Executive Director Joan Butler, said Meals on Wheels drivers do much more than just provide Bedford seniors with a hot meal.
"Our Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver hundreds of hot meals each week, a significant nutritional benefit for homebound seniors," Butler said. "Drivers not only bring food every day but are also our eyes and ears in the home, trained to report observations or emergencies that might indicate a medical problem or the need for more home care services."
Do you have an hour to spare each week or as little as two hours per month? Homebound seniors need your help. Meals recipients are so grateful for your time!
Just this brief interaction with drivers improves their health and well-being. Meals on Wheels driving feeds the heart and soul, is a flexible driving commitment, helps a local senior age in place, and connects you to your community - the community you are helping to stay strong!