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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus participated in the Office for the Aging’s Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program on Tuesday morning, bringing meals to homebound seniors in Washingtonville.
Office for the Aging Director AnnMarie Maglione, several Legislators and other County officials also took part in the event.
“I always look forward to participating in this wonderful event and I enjoyed meeting those who volunteer so much of their time to the County’s Senior Dining Program,” Neuhaus said. “It was also rewarding to spend some time with the seniors who contribute so much to Orange County. We hope that any attention we may have brought to this important program today inspires others in our communities to volunteer.”
Neuhaus was joined on his delivery route by Washingtonville resident Sandy Wisniewski, who has volunteered with the Senior Dining Program for two years. The County Executive’s tour included a stop at eight different homes. Each day, Orange County’s Senior Dining program provides fresh, nutritionally-balanced meals to approximately 900 people at senior centers and private homes. While delivering meals, volunteers check on the seniors, many of whom are homebound, and both enjoy the daily visit.
“We appreciate that County Executive Neuhaus’ participation in the Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program and his ongoing support of the Senior Dining Program,” Maglione said. “Providing seniors with a nutritious, delicious meal, helps keep them healthy and living independently at home. This program is much more than just a meal. Often, the volunteer delivering the meal is the only socialization that senior may have.”
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 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 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 seniors,” Neuhaus said. “Any time that residents can contribute to important programs such as this is much needed and greatly appreciated.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or email@example.com.