South Dundas Community Champions to help deliver Meals on Wheels

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SOUTH DUNDAS —  March for Meals is a celebration of community Meals on Wheels programs that support seniors and adults with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes. We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have agreed to participate in this year’s March for Meals Campaign in South Dundas during Community Champions Week, March 19 – 23.

  • Mayor Evonne Delegarde, Mayor of the Municipality of South Dundas
  • Donnie Bowes, Playhouse Director, Upper Canada Playhouse

Both Mayor Evonne Delegarde and Donnie Bowes will be delivering meals produced in our Morrisburg Meals on Wheels kitchen on Friday, March 23.

This year’s event is organized by the Champlain Meals Delivery Service Network in conjunction with the Ottawa Meals on Wheels Network and the Meals on Wheels programs throughout Eastern Ontario. During the campaign, our Community Champions will be out delivering meals alongside volunteers who faithfully support our programs all year long. In doing so they will help draw attention to this vital service provided to vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities in each community.  

The findings of a study conducted in 2015 by Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research confirms what we have all known anecdotally for decades: that Meals on Wheels programs do, in fact, deliver much more than just a meal! Volunteers provide not only the nutritional support of a meal, but also a critically important friendly face and security check. In other words, the social contact we know is vital to good health. This service helps to keep our clients independent and at home, reducing reliance on emergency rooms, hospitals and long term care facilities.  

To find Meals on Wheels programs in Eastern Ontario, please see www.caredove.com/champlaincss.