March is Senior Nutrition Month. Meals On Wheels “Wheels” are on sale at local businesses throughout the nine-town Estuary region including: Adam’s Hometown Market, Apple Rehab, Bliss Gourmet, Cordial Shoppe, IGA-Colonial Market, Luigi’s Restaurant, Parthenon Diner, Penny Lane Pub, Seaside Wine & Spirits, Shore Discount Liquor, Stann’s Package Store, Walt’s Food Market, The Wine Cask. Please support the home delivery program of hot nutritious meals to homebound Seniors along the shoreline – buy a “wheel” for $1 and provide a meal.
The Estuary Council of Seniors is a regional non-profit senior center located in Old Saybrook. They are the sole provider of Meals-On-Wheels for the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, Killingworth, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. Last year, the Estuary delivered over 50,000 nutritious meals to homebound seniors who could no longer prepare a meal for themselves.
The meals are partially funded by Senior Resources Agency on Aging through a Title IIIC grant from the Older Americans Act. The Estuary Council of Seniors asks for a $3 per meal donation from the recipients but the average donation is $1.28. Many seniors simply cannot afford to donate the full $3. The remainder is paid for by individual donations, other grants, annual donations from the municipalities they serve, and fund raising activities like the “Buy A Wheel” campaign.
If you, or anyone you know age 60 years old or better, need Meals On Wheels, call Carol Adanti at 860-388-1611 for details.