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Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

1.16.12

Meals on Wheels has a great opportunity for you to deliver meals to homebound seniors who are waiting for this needed service.  Cobb Senior Services is in need of volunteer drivers in Smyrna, Austell, Mableton and Powder Springs. If you have some time to volunteer as a Meals On Wheels driver, or if you belong to an organization or business that would like to adopt a route, call Volunteer Services at(770) 528-5381.

Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals on Wheels, a unique program, bringing homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Each day, Senior Services prepares over 250 meals to be delivered to senior adults in Cobb County. Our volunteers make sure that not only is a hot, nutritious meal served, but also that each client is made to feel special with personal visits. More information about Cobb Senior Services is available atwww.cobbseniors.org.

 

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Volunteers prepare dinner for meals on wheels on Christmas Day

Help needed to deliver Meals on Wheels on Christmas Day

Meals on Wheels Christmas Day

This year, as in the past 23 years, the East Cobb Lions will be preparing and delivering hot Meals on Wheels to Cobb County senior residents on Christmas Day. But they can’t do it alone! They are asking for volunteers from the community to help them deliver 100-120 meals. If you are interested in helping, just go to Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta/East Cobb, on Christmas morning to prepare, cook, and deliver approximately 100 Meals on Wheels. Come at 10:00 am to help deliver the meals. Deliveries will be assigned and driving directions provided.

“Each year, the Lions in our club return from delivering the meals with many heart warming memories about the appreciation and thankfulness expressed by those that received the meals,” says Lion Don Garrow. On this special day it helps to reduce the isolation experienced by some elderly residents living around us.

For more information, contact Don Garrow at dgarrow@bellsouth.net.

Volunteers needed to help local senior citizens

Meals on Wheels has an excellent opportunity for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in need of this valuable service. Every day, Cobb Senior Services prepares more than 250 hot meals to be delivered to homebound, frail seniors in the county. The program needs volunteer drivers in Marietta, Smyrna, Austell, Mableton and Powder Springs. If you have some time to volunteer as a Meals on Wheels driver, or if you belong to an organization or business that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Volunteer Services at 770-528-5381. For more information on Cobb Senior Services, visit cobbseniors.org.

Meals On Wheels needs Volunteers

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Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals On Wheels (MOW), a unique program that brings homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Each day, Cobb Senior Services prepares over 180 meals, more than 45,000 a year, to be delivered to seniors in need.

Many of these seniors have no support system, no way to get to the store, or are unable to cook for themselves due to physical limitations. Our volunteers make sure that not only is a hot, nutritious meal served, but also that each client is made to feel special with personal visits. Often, the volunteer is the only outside contact these seniors have and the delivered meal is their only meal for the day.

Currently, there is an urgent need for volunteer drivers. There is a waiting list of seniors needing Meals On Wheels but there is shortage of volunteers, particularly in Marietta, Powder Springs, and Austell. Cobb Senior Services is currently looking to churches, businesses, and civic organizations to “Adopt-A-Route.” Ideally, these groups will provide volunteers from among their membership and take ownership of a specific route.

If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-528-5381. We will provide all the training for this wonderful outreach to Cobb’s senior residents. While there is a small cost for the meals, no client is ever turned down for MOW because he or she cannot afford the program. The donations and grants from citizens and organizations help to ensure that MOW continues to
provide nutritious meals to all in need. Donations can be sent via mail to Cobb Senior Services, 32 N. Fairground St,  Marietta, GA 30060 or, you can make a secure online donation at www.cobbseniors.org.

(Reprinted from the March 2012 issue of EAST COBBER.)

Meals on Wheels Needs Help on Christmas Day

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Join the East Cobb and Marietta Lions Clubs as they prepare meals for the Meals on Wheels program on Christmas Day at the Powers Ferry United Methodist Church, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Help is needed decorating bags and filling them with fruit, candy and snacks. At the same time, meals of ham, turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans and rolls are prepared and packaged in the kitchen.

At 11am, after the bags are stuffed and the meals prepared, volunteers will deliver them to almost 150 individuals that might not have a meal otherwise on Christmas Day.

The deliveries are organized by geographic area and there are usually only three assigned per person, all in close proximity to eliminate the need for distance driving.  Volunteers are needed for bag assembly, food preparation and packaging and delivery.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ed Ressler at 404-444-2064 or email eressler65@bellsouth.net.

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Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels has a great need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the fowling areas: Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Powder Springs, Kennesaw and Marietta. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at (770) 528-5381.

Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals on Wheels, a unique program, bringing homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Each day, Senior Services prepares over 220 meals to be delivered to senior adults in Cobb County. Our volunteers make sure that not only a hot, nutritious meal is served, but also that each client is made to feel special with personal visits.

More information about Cobb Senior Services is available at www.cobbseniors.org.

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels (MOW) is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior adults. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver (at least 2 hours each month), or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at (770) 528-5381.

Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals on Wheels, a unique program, bringing homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Each day, Senior Services prepares over 220 meals to be delivered to senior adults in Cobb County.Their volunteers make sure that not only a hot, nutritious meal is served, but also that each client is made to feel special with personal visits.

More information about Cobb Senior Services is available at www.cobbseniors.org.