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Spectrum Generations is 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. This year’s Community Champion week will be celebrated at Spectrum Generations Community Centers during the week of March 20. During this time local celebrities and state officials will be invited to deliver and serve meals, attend our luncheons at Centers and to raise awareness of hunger for our homebound seniors and disabled.
“The Meals on Wheels program is more than just a meal! It addresses three of the biggest threats of aging: isolation, hunger and the loss of independence,” said the Meals on Wheels of America spokesperson.
”The services that we provide the seniors of Central Maine are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Karen Wiswell, Director of Nutrition. “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”
Please join us at one of Spectrum Generations six community centers located in Waterville, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Belfast, Damariscotta and Brunswick to celebrate March for Meals.
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 Spectrum Generations will reach out to our communities to build the support to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America's seniors all year long.
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Central Maine and contact your local nutrition coordinator.