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Letter: Much more than a meal

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

This month, Bay Aging is celebrating a very special March for Meals, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program—the federal legislation that helps support programs like Meals on Wheels.

Bay Aging’s unique community make-up allows us to deliver a holistic approach to care. Not only are older adults receiving a meal, but they also see a friendly face to check up on their needs and provide much welcomed socialization. They also have the support of Bay Aging’s staff to provide any other needed social, medical, or transportation supports and referrals.

In fact, 99 percent of Bay Aging’s meal recipients feel the program has improved their quality of life. Volunteers, who deliver so much more than a meal, ensure that older adults’ inability to go to the grocery store doesn’t mean they will go hungry.

You have the power to brighten the lives of older adults by giving just a little bit of your time or treasure. To volunteer, ...

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