Senior Resource Association needs Meals on Wheels volunteers

VERO BEACH — With the seasonal exodus of Indian River County’s part-time residents, the Senior Resource Association (SRA) finds itself in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver 220 “Meals on Wheels” daily, Monday through Friday to frail, homebound seniors.

The Meals on Wheels program includes the delivery of a hot, nutritious, noon-time meal and a daily visit to homebound seniors who are unable to shop for food or prepare meals themselves.  Meals on Wheels drivers typically volunteer one day a week from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and deliver between 10 to 15 meals to the elderly on an assigned meal route.

“Delivering for Meals on Wheels is the highlight of my week,” states volunteer Tom Hendricks. “My recipients are delightful people that just need a little helping hand to get through their day. As a MOW volunteer, I provide a smile, kind words, a helping hand and a hot meal. Most importantly, I keep a watchful eye on my seniors. As a result, I get such a warm feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction knowing that I have given something back by helping others.”

“Our volunteers are the heart of this program,” says Ginna O’Connor, Vice President of Programs, “and they are vital to its continued success.”

The Senior Resource Association (SRA) provides many services benefiting older adults in our community, including its Nutrition for Life programs.  SRA’s Nutrition for Life programs include: Meals on Wheels, Social Entrée/Congregate Meals, Emergency Meals on Wheels, the Grocery Shopping Program, Nutrition Education and Counseling.

Interested volunteers or to learn more about SRA services, should call 794-1142.

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