Earlier this month, representatives from various BAYADA Home Health Care offices in Massachusetts had a fantastic day helping senior citizens.
For the second consecutive year, BAYADA supported the Meals on Wheels America’s Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program. The BAYADA-funded program provides seniors with access to nutritious, shelf-stable meals in the event of inclement weather or a disaster, where regular Meals on Wheels meal delivery services are interrupted. Funding in 2015 will support eight different Meals on Wheels programs throughout the Commonwealth, serving more than 2,000 seniors with approximately 8,000 meals.
On Wednesday, December 2, BAYADA Home Health Care volunteers gathered at a local Meals on Wheels program—operated by Old Colony Elder Services—to hand-deliver meals to local seniors and serve a congregate lunch to residents of Belair Tower in Brockton, MA.
“We are so proud to once again be able to provide seniors with nutritious meals,” said Maureen Hixon, Regional Director at BAYADA Home Health Care. “We are committed to providing community service where we live and work—especially during this time of the year—and we’re thrilled to partner with Meals on Wheels to do this.”
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states. Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through a network of more than 5,000 independently run local programs. Meals on Wheels programs ensure that seniors have access to adequate nutrition programs when family support, mobility and resources are lacking, and they also provide both social interaction and safety checks for the seniors receiving meals.