The Story: ELDERLY MEAL PROGRAM IS THREATENED AS FUNDING IS CUT
CRT’s Elderly Nutrition program keeps hundreds of seniors healthy and living on their own – even if they no longer shop or cook for themselves. Friendly volunteers bring nutritious meals to homebound elders and serve at 30 Senior Community Cafés. A balanced diet, daily social contact and staff who alert family members if something seems amiss … these can literally be the difference between remaining at home and relocating to a nursing facility.
But funding cuts are threatening this important support program! If CRT Elderly Nutrition is slashed by $132,000, we will have to deliver 22,000 fewer meals. Who will lose their nutrition lifeline? Let’s take care of all those who cared for us!
Senior nutrition programs are a great investment! A full year of meals costs less than two days in a hospital or seven days in a long term nursing facility.
Even low-income seniors on fixed incomes are asked to contribute $2.50 per meal if they can. What can YOU do? A donation of $119 covers the full cost of a week of home-delivered meals – 14 lunches and dinners for a frail senior. $306 would purchase fuel for just one day, for the entire Meals on Wheels fleet of 22 trucks.
Mini summary: As Elderly Nutrition funding is cut, older adults will lose the meals and home visits that keep them healthy and independent. You can help!
About my Fundraiser: CRT’s Meals on Wheels program wants you to be part of bringing nutrition and independence to seniors in CT. Meals on Wheels supports health, independence, dignity and security. It's as simple as donating any amount to this campaign or becoming a monthly contributor to Meals on Wheels. Donate and share with others.