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More Senior Citizens Use Meals On Wheels

March 10, 2014, 6:10 AM by Jared Ransom

More Senior Citizens Use Meals On Wheels

Since the early 1960s, Meals On Wheels has delivered hot, healthy meals to senior citizens in need, nationwide. 

Every day around 11 a.m., Lani DeMoure gets a friendly visitor. DeMoure is one of hundreds in KELOLAND that are a part of Meals on Wheels. She was referred to the program last September after a surgery and has stayed on through the cold winter weather.

She says it has been safer for her to stay home and get the meals rather than go out and face snow and ice.

"I've fallen on the ice a couple of times and it's not fun, so it saves me from having to do that," DeMoure said.

As DeMoure gets ready to eat her hot lunch, Melissa Townsen, the Nutrition Program Director at Active Generations, sits at her desk signing more people up for the program.

"For one reason or another, [they] cannot leave their home whether they are recovering from illness or they can't drive anymore. They can't get around, can't cook a meal. They would be eligible for our program," Townsen said.

The Sioux Falls Meals On Wheels hands out about 320 meals a day or more. 

"The last several months we've seen enrollment on the average of ten more per month than what we would normally see," Townsen said.

For seniors, like DeMoure, the program means more than a hot lunch, but a healthy lifestyle and a friendly visitor too.

If you or a loved one wants to get signed up, just call Active Generations and someone will walk you through the process.

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