Share the Love to Help Vulnerable Seniors This Year

News from Aging, Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:24pm

Exciting news! For the eleventh year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in Subaru's Share the Love Event. Over the past ten years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver nearly 2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.

Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of Cattaraugus County. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.

"Meals on Wheels America is thrilled to partner with Subaru of America for the Subaru Share the Love Event for the eleventh year in a row," said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. "Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped local Meals on Wheels programs deliver nearly 2 million meals to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We remain proud and grateful to have the generous support of Subaru in helping us ensure that homebound seniors receive the daily nutrition and companionship they need to thrive."

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

This November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer's choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this event, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program will receive a share of the donations from Subaru vehicles sold in New York State.

The purpose of the Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program is to maintain independence, delay or prevent nursing home placement, and improve or maintain the current health status of the homebound participants. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to deliver meals, please call the Cattaraugus Department of the Aging at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.

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