Posted by John Borst on Dec 21, 2017
For the past decade, Dryden Rotarians have been delivering Meals on Wheels on weekends as a service to the community.
Currently, Rtn Kim Anderson-Fuerst heads up this effort. To kick off the 2018 season Kim gave us a review of the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program and its requirements of delivery persons.
Volunteers are asked to fill in a Criminal Record check and deliver it to the police.
While many of us have had such checks done in the past, they may need to be updated as Patricia Gardens do not keep the checks on file.
MOW assists seniors to live independently in the community through the provision of nourishing meals at a reasonable cost. A MOW meal consists of soup, salad, entrée and dessert.
The meals are prepared by the kitchen staff at the hospital according to each individuals' dietary requirements.
Clients have a choice of lunch for 3 days and/or supper for up to 7 days per week.
Meals are delivered by volunteers who provide regular social contact and check on
the health and safety of the client.
Rotary volunteers deliver on Saturday and Sunday once every 4 weeks. There can be from 5 to 14 meals to deliver on any given day.
A sign-up list was circulated.