Meals deliver sustenance, peace of mind
Though her vision is impaired, 88-year-old Virginia still lives in the Cleveland home she and her husband purchased in the late 1950s. Today, Virginia’s adult children check in with her regularly, and along with neighbors and friends, help her as much as possible.
As her vision worsened, Virginia experienced difficulty preparing meals. She can still use the microwave, but not the stove and oven, making it difficult for her to safely prepare a hot meal. Through her neighborhood senior center, Virginia learned about the Home Delivered Meals program of The Golden Age Centers of Cleveland (GAC).
GAC has worked for more than 50 years to provide services to older adults. They deliver more than 530 nutritious meals to adults age 60+ each day via their Home
When GAC employees deliver a meal, they also check on the overall well-being of the individual. “Many GAC clients have no family nearby, so the person delivering the meal may be the only person they see all day. Our Home Delivered staff plays a key role in the success of the program; they report any troubles or issues they observe or that the client may speak of,” said Lynn Krumholz, GAC’s director of marketing and communications. “Licensed social workers assist clients as needed and conduct regularly scheduled assessments of all clients.”
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