Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
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You Can Deliver ‘Much More than a Meal’
There’s a way right now that you can make a BIG difference for older adults who could use some help. The Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center is looking for people who have the time and ability to deliver hot meals—and smiles—to the homes of area seniors.
The Meals on Wheels program at the Senior Center is a lifeline for many seniors in our community who want to remain independent in their homes—but struggle to prepare their own nutritious meals. Many times, a Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person they may see during the day.
“Isolation is hard on people,” says Laurie Black, Senior Center Administrator at the Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center in St. Peters. “The Meals on Wheels program is so much more than a meal.”
A priority for Laurie and the team at the Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center is to find more Meals on Wheels volunteers so that they can get back to delivering hot meals on a daily basis to the 100+ individuals they serve.
The COVID pandemic disrupted the local Meals on Wheels program. Hot meals delivered daily to St. Peters seniors became cold meals delivered once weekly.
Also needed: the social visit and “well-being check” that comes during lunch each weekday. “Knowing someone cares—that’s so important,” Laurie says.
With enough Meals on Wheels volunteers, the daily check-ins and hot meals will continue in our community. You can help make it happen!
Can’t volunteer? You can still help the Senior Center pay for Meals on Wheels by donating to the program. Local contributions help the Senior Center meet the rising costs of delivering hot meals daily. Learn how you can donate at www.stpetersmo.net/donate.
Did you know?
- Older adults at the City of St. Peters’ Mayor Tom Brown Senior Center are served by Aging Ahead, one of 10 Area Agencies on Aging in Missouri. Adults 60 and older count on Aging Ahead to provide warm, nutritious meals, connection to resources and supportive services.
- Aging Ahead is celebrating 50 years! The agency has provided supportive services to adults 60 and older in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties since 1973.
- Supportive services from Aging Ahead include Meals on Wheels, Resource Centers, Caregiver Services, Information & Assistance, and Case Management.