Volunteers needed to keep Champaign County Meals-on-Wheels rollin’


COLUMBUS – LifeCare Alliance, the Midwest’s leading provider of Meals-on-Wheels, is recruiting individuals, companies, social clubs, churches and schools to deliver meals during the lunch hour to homebound older adults, individuals who are medically challenged and/or disabled in the community.

LifeCare Alliance operates hot meal routes each day and routes need to be filled immediately.

Individuals or groups may adopt a route one day a week, one day a month or any amount in between.

When organizations volunteer to deliver Meals-on-Wheels, it makes a huge difference in the lives of people who are alone. For many clients, the Meals-on-Wheels delivery person is the only contact that they encounter all day.

It takes thousands of volunteers to deliver more than a million Meals-on-Wheels, prepared by LifeCare Alliance. The benefits of becoming a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer include:

· Meeting new people.

· Promoting teamwork.

· Giving back to the community.

· Realizing you have made a difference in the lives of our clients by keeping them in their own homes and living independently.

All groups and individuals interested in becoming a volunteer will attend orientation and annual training provided by LifeCare Alliance and will adhere to the agency’s policies and procedures.

To sign up call 614-444-MEAL (6325) or visit the LifeCare Alliance website at www.lifecarealliance.org.

About LifeCare Alliance

Formed in 1898, LifeCare Alliance is central Ohio’s first in-home health care agency, Ohio’s first agency to provide visiting nurses, and the nation’s second agency to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. LifeCare Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of health and nutrition services to older adults and medically challenged or homebound residents of central Ohio through its signature programs: Meals-on-Wheels, Senior Dining Centers, Wellness Centers, Help-at-Home, Visiting Nurses, The Columbus Cancer Clinic, Project OpenHand-Columbus, Groceries-to-Go, IMPACT Safety and Senior PetCare. The Agency’s mission is to lead the community in identifying and delivering health and nutrition services to meet the community’s changing needs.

LifeCare Alliance has emerged as a national leader in merger collaborations and program assumptions, having successfully completed numerous combinations in the last eleven years, including Meals-on-Wheels of Madison, Marion, Logan and Champaign Counties, Project OpenHand-Columbus, The Columbus Cancer Clinic and IMPACT Safety. These mergers have eliminated or reduced costs and the redundancy of services in central Ohio, resulting in more funds for programs, enhanced services and an increase in client access to basic needs.

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