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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Office for the Aging Director AnnMarie Maglione and County officials participated in the Office for the Aging’s Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program on Tuesday, March 22nd, bringing meals to homebound seniors throughout Orange County.
“We hope that any attention we may have brought to this important program today inspires others in our communities to volunteer,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said.
“We appreciate the County Executive’s support of the Big Wheels Deliver Meals event and the Senior Dining Program,” Maglione added. “Providing seniors with a delicious, nutritionally balanced meal helps keep them healthy and living independently at home. Meal delivery is only part of the program. It is also the eyes and ears of the family. Very often, the volunteer delivering the meal is the only socialization that senior may have and that companionship is invaluable.”
The Office for the Aging is committed to meeting the needs of Orange County’s senior population and their families and friends who care for them, by offering services, either directly or through subcontractors, designed to maintain the quality of life of those aged 60 and over. Volunteers for Orange County’s Home Delivered Meals program are needed from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Schedules can be arranged to meet the volunteer’s availability. To volunteer, or to apply to receive meal delivery contact the Office for the Aging at 615-3703.
“Even if you can volunteer only once a month, it makes a difference in the lives of our older neighbors,” Neuhaus said. “We appreciate any amount of time residents can contribute to important, essential programs such as this one. It’s a win-win. You’ll be helping someone and feeling good at the same time”