Well, we have reached that time of the year again, where the days are short and the temperatures are in the single digits. During this time of year, our older adults depend on their home delivered meals more than any other time of the year. Our volunteers deliver peace of mind along with nutrition to help keep seniors healthy during the colder months. Our meals that we provide are always a great way to ensure an older adults are receiving a meal that is healthy and nutritious for them!
When we deliver a meal we are not just delivering food to eat for that day but we are improving their life and helping to prevent illnesses. Since the delicious meals we serve are 1/3 of the recommended dietary intake for an older adult, the meal helps boost their immune system. Having a strong immune system during these months is crucial considering this is the peak of cold and flu season. Having the flu or a cold can be far more dangerous for an older adults and the consequences can be fatal.
Each meal is accompanied with a Well-Being Check that can be just as important as the meal. During this time of year, we do encounter a large amount of older adults who are in need of medical attention and do not know where to turn. Our well-being checks can help thousands of vulnerable older adults in Kane County.
Common winter emergencies can range from noticing a head cold to life threatening slip and falls.
Feeding an older adult is only part of what we do during the cold weather months. Our mission is to make sure all older adults are healthy, safe and able to age in place. For that we say thank you to the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help and our loyal truck drivers who go out every day and brace the cold all to make sure the older adults in our neighborhoods are taken care of.
Do you have a loved one who lives alone? To get peace of mind that they are being checked on, consider signing up for Well Being Checks. Click below to learn more and to sign up.