The gift of nourishment is so important to our local Clarkston seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program.
For those in need, a nutritionally-balanced hot meal is delivered at lunchtime that provides a crucial wellness check for otherwise home-bound individuals. Adults 60 years or older, who are unable to shop or prepare their own food are eligible for this service.
This program is a life saver for those individuals who receive these meals and allows them to maintain their independence. Even for a temporary recovery or illness, Meals on Wheels can be the life-saving difference in a senior’s life.
The OPC Center in Rochester provides this service to Independence Township through a grant with the Area Agency on Aging 1B, general fund support from Independence Township and donations. Independence Township Senior Community Center on 6000 Clarkston Road with the help of volunteers delivers meals to our homebound clients Monday through Friday.
We had several local organizations and businesses who provided meals to over 25 seniors during the holidays when our center is closed.
A special thank you to the following business who provided meals for:
• Thanksgiving Day – Deer Lake Athletic Club;
• Christmas Day – Autumn Ridge Assisted Living; and
• New Year’s Day – The Woodshop.
Special thanks to the following volunteer drivers who made sure our Meals on Wheels clients who signed up received a meal on the holiday – Randy and Sally Beauman, Mike and Maryann Davenport, Jack Harrington, Jim and Jana Koch, and Tim Madden.
Meals on Wheels helps seniors to stay healthy, happy and independent. We are proud to be a part of such an important service in the community.
Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who give of themselves to provide for our local seniors. We could not do it without you. To learn more and to see if you qualify for Meals on Wheels call the Older Persons’ Commission at 248-608-0264.
Barbara Rollin, Senior Division supervisor, Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors