Lyon County Human Services joins Meals on Wheels programs in 15th annual March for Meals celebration

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The Fernley Reporter

Lyon County Senior Services announced March 1 that it will be participating in the 15th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. Senior Service’s March for Meals celebration will include several events hosted by local senior centers.

Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the annual awareness campaign in an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs, like Lyon County Senior Services, will reach out to their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long.

“Our ability to meet the needs of vulnerable seniors lies in the willingness and generosity of businesses, government and concerned individuals of all ages to contribute in their own way. It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large”, said Senior Services Division Manager, Cassandra Pearson.

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For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Lyon County please contact Cassandra Pearson at cpearson@lyon-county.org.

About Senior Services:

Lyon County Senior Services provides a holistic approach to support seniors of Lyon County with compassion. These supports range from specialized case management, nutrition, education, and transportation. The ultimate goal is to keep aging individuals living independently and safely within their communities while supporting them to build active lives through health and socialization. We embrace the aging process and recognize that quality of life is an individualized journey.

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