KONRO, TX – Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) would like to honor some of the wonderful seniors who have impacted the lives of employees and changed the community.
Mrs. Mavis Waters just celebrated her 102nd birthday with her husband George (he turned 101 on June 12, he is a veteran) and Ms. Huntsville – Bel Gracie Garcia. Her husband George starred in the latest Meals on Wheels video. The Walters have been married for 80 years!
Ms. Huntsville, Bel Garcia, reached out to the President and CEO of MOWMC to ask if she could visit Mrs. Waters’ clients for her birthday. When asked to visit through Mrs. Mavis’ daughter Rebecca, she said that her mother was not very talkative due to severe dementia, so at first she was hesitant about visitors. To her daughter’s surprise, Mrs. Waters was chatty, laughing and having fun. Rebecca commented that she had not seen her mother like this in a long time and was very grateful for the visit.
Rebecca said: “I appreciate what Meals on Wheels is doing so that my parents can stay at home. Food on wheels is so much more than food!”
Charles Reed has been a food delivery volunteer for MOWMC for 35 years. He is 91 years old and hung up his hat on May 26, participating in his last delivery. He has a special place in his heart for bringing smiles to the elderly and talking to the elderly served by MOWMC.
“I am an avid golfer and when I went to play at April Sound Golf Club one day the course was closed so I took a break to use my talents by volunteering with Meals On Wheels delivering meals to the elderly,” said Mr. n Reed. That was 35 years ago! “I really don’t want to stop volunteering, but I thought at 91 I should have stopped.” Mr Reed is more than 30 years older than many of the customers he delivers meals to on a weekly basis. He is also a retired Navy veteran who served for our country for 34 years.
There is so much more to MOWMC than just food. It is a livelihood for the elderly, a way to serve others in the community, and a relationship over the years with both the staff and those seniors who receive the meals. Volunteer weekly health checks are vital for seniors at home to ensure they are healthy physically, emotionally and holistically. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Participate in the Meals on Wheels program in Montgomery County. Every $125 donated feeds an elderly person for a whole month. Did you know that MOWMC can deliver meals to the elderly for a whole year for less than the cost of one day in a hospital or ten days in a nursing home? Make an online donation at www.mowmc.org/donate.
Volunteers are needed to help deliver food, events, prepare mailing lists and help with program needs. Start a gastronomy trip, decorate lunch bags, create personalized greeting cards, or spend the day at the Meals on Wheels office. Email Lisa Warholy at email@example.com or visit www.mowmc.org/volunteer for more details.
Since 1973, MOWMC has had a successful history of delivering meals to local seniors delivering 31,000 meals per month. Volunteers deliver food along ninety routes across 1,000 square miles of Montgomery County. In addition, the MOWMC Transportation Service provides more than 17,000 trips annually for the disabled and the elderly. With a mission to strengthen the independence and dignity of every senior at home through the provision of nutritious meals, transportation, and nurturing connections, MOWMC can always draw on additional volunteers and donations. For more information about the Montgomery County Meals on Wheels program, please visit www.mowmc.org or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mealsonwheelsmc.