THE WOOD COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING JOINS MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY in 16th ANNUAL March for Meals CELEBRATION
Bowling Green, OH (February 28, 2018) – The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) announced today that it will be participating in the 16th annual March for Meals – a month-long, community-by-community celebration of Meal on Wheels and the vulnerable seniors who rely on the vital service to remain independent at home. WCCOA’s celebration will include a special Community Champion’s Week spanning Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, during which WCCOA will be inviting local elected officials to join experienced volunteers on their meal delivery routes to see the service in action.
”The services that we provide the seniors of Bowling Green, North Baltimore, Pemberville, Perrysburg, Rossford, Walbridge and Wayne are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Denise Niese, Executive Director of WCCOA. “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”
The annual March for Meals commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
“This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs will rally their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s most at-risk seniors all year long,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With the demand for Meals on Wheels increasing along with our country’s senior population, we need to ensure that seniors are not forgotten.”
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Wood County this March, visit www.wccoa.net.
About The Wood County Committee on Aging:
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.