Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed in Salamanca Area

News from Aging, Posted on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 1:16pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is currently in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers in the Salamanca area. The meals are picked up by volunteers at Cattaraugus Community Action, located at 25 Jefferson Street. Most volunteers deliver 7 to 12 meals once per week. It takes about one hour (10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) to complete a route. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers age 55 and over.

The purpose of the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program and Meals on Wheels is to maintain independence, delay or prevent nursing home placement, and improve or maintain the current health status of the homebound meal recipients. Without volunteers, delivery of the meals would be impossible.

If you have ever thought about donating your time to a worthy cause – here is your chance! Delivering Meals on Wheels is a great way to serve your community. This is an excellent opportunity for area businesses or organizations to serve their community as well.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call David Rodkey, Retired Senior Volunteer Program coordinator, at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.  

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