Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels in Lake County is growing. More clients are being added every day which means that; every day more volunteers are needed!
The Nutrition Services Assistant, Kathy Wingo, is challenged with scheduling more meal deliveries while keeping each route balanced and within optimal service for quick delivery and safe food handling practices. To accomplish this new routes are being added at our Madison, Painesville and Mentor nutrition sites. To add a new route we need five new volunteers, trained and ready to start at the same time.
Nancy Niehus, Director of Community Services, states, “We are bulging at the seams. We need to expand routes now to ensure we are meeting the needs of our most vulnerable seniors and avoid a waiting list for Meals on Wheels.” Meals on Wheels delivery driver volunteers are critical to our ability to meet the nutritional needs of homebound seniors who are unable to make their own meals on a regular basis.
In less than two hours a week, a volunteer can deliver meals to approximately 15 seniors while ensuring that they are safe and well and sharing a few positive moments of social interaction. Seniors look forward to seeing each of their Meals on Wheels drivers as much as they look forward to receiving a hot meal, sometimes more!
Bring joy and good health to seniors by becoming a Meals on Wheels driver today. Begin by contacting Ann Marie Armaro, at (440) 205-8111 ext. 228, AArmaro@Lccoa.org for your volunteer application. All applicants must have a valid driver license, good driving record and vehicle insurance. All applicants must also submit to a background check including a BCIO fingerprint background check at no cost to the applicant. Complete the application and we’ll provide the reward of knowing you have made a difference in the life of a Lake County senior citizen.
Lake County Council on Aging Volunteer hits a Grand Slam in a Miracle League Game
On September 1st, our volunteer Andrew Vogt hit a Grand Slam playing for the Yankees in the Miracle League at the Captains Stadium in Eastlake. Andrew, is an avid baseball player and champion for the Miracle League,a fully accessible baseball park and play ground for children and adults of all abilities and ages.
Andrew is a dedicated volunteer who has been extremely helpful in file review/audit and word processing activities. He is talented on the computer, accomplishing several key internet searches that have resulted in recruitment contact lists. He is a great young man and we are fortunate to be the recipient of his service.
Congratulations Andew on making the best contributions to baseball and Lake County Council on Aging! You are a valuable member of the team.