Let’s Do Lunch
Your $15 lunch provides two meals for seniors in need!
At age 82, Mable began receiving service from LOA Meals on Wheels after her husband became very ill, while at the same time, she was suﬀering from the debilitating aftermath of a stroke, a triple bypass surgery, and glaucoma. Unable to drive, Mable needed the support of volunteers in her community to deliver fresh, hot meals.
Four years have since passed and Mable is now a widow, living alone. Recently, Mable learned she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Now unable to leave the house even with assistance, Mable is more dependent on LOA’s Meals on Wheels program than ever before.
Mable tells us she enjoys the hot meals for lunch and dinner. She rarely uses the stove for fear of leaving it turned on. And when she doesn’t feel like eating, Mable drinks an Ensure®, provided by Meals on Wheels, to satisfy her hunger and supplement nutrition. For Mable and many like her, it’s about more than the food. Mable relies on the enthusiastic volunteers that deliver her meals for a few minutes of socialization, conversation, and laughter to help keep her spirits high during this difficult time.
She describes her volunteer friends as godsends and thanks them for providing their company and support. Although she has a very supportive family, Mable’s closest relatives are coping with their own serious health problems and they appreciate the support Mable receives from LOA Meals on Wheels very much.
Last year, LOA helped 844 seniors just like Mable live healthier and safer in their own homes because volunteers provided friendly visits, well-being checks, and more than 124,000 meals.
You can help. Volunteer, donate, or simply share Mable’s story.
Let’s Do Lunch! Mable and other seniors like her thank you for your support.
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- Event Date: 14 June 2019
- Event Time: 11:00
- Session: Let's Do Lunch
- Location: North Roanoke Baptist Church 6402 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019
- Organizer: Local Office on Aging