Thanks to Meals volunteers

Dear Editor,
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 it 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. Independence Township facilitates this program through our Senior Community Center on 6000 Clarkston Road. We have volunteers at our Center deliver from 45-50 meals Monday through Friday to our area seniors.
We had several local organizations and business who provided meals and special treats during the holidays when are 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 United Methodist Ladies Club for candy holiday treats; and
• New Year’s Day- The Woodshop.
Special thanks to our Volunteer Drivers-Randy Bauman, Mike Davenport, Jack Harrington 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. Thanks, you to all the individuals 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, nutrition provider for NE Oakland County at 248-608-0264.
Barbara Rollin, Senior Division Supervisor, Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors