Senior Resources recently received a $5,000 donation from the Town of Blythewood. This funding will provide more than 650 frozen meals for home-bound seniors and disabled adults in the Blythewood community.
Frozen meals are delivered as part of Senior Resources’ Meals on Wheels program. The nutritionally balanced meals provide one-third of the daily recommended nutritional allowances for seniors.
“We made a financial commitment to support Senior Resources three or four years ago when we found out there were Blythewood seniors on the waiting list for Meals on Wheels,” said Blythewood Mayor Mike Ross, who regularly delivers Meals on Wheels to Blythewood residents. “I love visiting the seniors and going to their homes for deliveries. What an honor for the mayor.”
South Carolina ranks fourth-worst in the nation in terms of hunger and food insecurity among seniors, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. Senior Resources is the only provider of Meals on Wheels in Richland County.
“We appreciate the support of the Blythewood Town Council and Mayor Ross as we work to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.” said Senior Resources’ Executive Director Pam Dukes. “For many of our seniors, Meals on Wheels service allows them to eat a nutritious meal each day without having to forego their medication or other necessities.”
About Senior Resources, Inc.
Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia's senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing the need for institutionalized care.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia's frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.