Congregate Meals and Services:
Hot, nutritionally balanced meals, which meet one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowance for older persons, are served at lunchtime at the Senior Center, Monday through Friday.
Home Delivered Meals – “Meals on Wheels”:
Hot, nutritious, noon-time meals are delivered by volunteers to homebound elderly persons (60+) who are unable or have great difficulty preparing a meal. Meals are delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Supportive services also provided include nutrition education.
A caring volunteer delivers the meal to the senior’s table with a good word, a smile, and a short friendly visit.
Many senior citizens spend most of their day, every day, at home alone. The Meals-on-Wheels Program provides the senior with much needed nourishment and contact. These crucial, elemental services, in combination with other services available, assist the senior in remaining at home.
The Senior Services Center currently serves over 70 meals per day to the home-bound seniors of Rockdale County.
The center relies on volunteers who donate their time and effort to make sure these seniors get a nutritious meal. To volunteer for the Meals-on-Wheels program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
Requests for Meals on Wheels and other services should be directed to the Information and Referral Specialist.
Information and Referral Specialist, Inam Withers:
Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Pugh:
Rockdale Senior Services Awarded Subaru “Share the Love” Grant
Funds to Feed Seniors in Need this Holiday Season
The Rockdale County Senior Services Division is pleased to announce that Rockdale County has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Subaru of America, Inc. and Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) as part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign. The grant funding will help the Senior Center serve nutritious meals to seniors in need during the months of November and December 2009.
Rockdale County will use these funds to provide four meals and additional fruit on Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to current homebound Meals On Wheels (MOW) recipients.
“Normally MOW recipients would not receive a meal on these days because of limitations of federal funds, but because of this grant we are able to provide a full meal on these days this year,” said Senior Division Manager Susan Morgan. “We are proud to be one of the only three communities in the state of Georgia to receive this grant.”
“This is the season of giving and we are so thankful that Subaru has decided to give back to our program to help us deliver meals to our clients for the holidays,” added Morgan.
Subaru, which was the only auto manufacturer with a sales increase in 2008 and continues to outpace the industry with record-breaking sales, will continue its mission to give back to charities in need.
About Meals on Wheels Association of America: Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) works every day with thousands of local Meals On Wheels programs and hundreds of thousands of volunteers who all share in the mission to end senior hunger. The organization provides the tools and information its programs need to make a difference in the lives of others. It also gives cash grants to local senior meal programs throughout the country to assist in providing meals and other nutrition services. Visit www.mowaa.org for more information on MOWAA.