Horace, a Vietnam era veteran and one of our clients since 2005, says without Meals on Wheels, “life would be difficult”. When he found himself wheelchair-bound after having a medical procedure, he turned to Culver Palms Meals on Wheels for help. Having been a social worker for 20 years, he knew about Meals on Wheels and the value of the services we offer. With the aid of an artificial limb and a walker, he eventually became ambulatory, and today he continues to receive the special dietary meals he needs for his various health issues.
He said one of the benefits of Meals on Wheels is that it’s dependable. “It gives you peace of mind. You know that at a certain time of day the meals will be there.” For some, this special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to take good care of themselves.
Knowing You Are Not Alone
Horace told us that the beauty of Meals on Wheels is the “sense of community”- the idea that you are not alone with your problems. He wants people to know “Meals on Wheels is here for you.”