COLUMBUS – LifeCare Alliance, the Midwest’s leading provider of Meals-on-Wheels, is recruiting individuals, companies, social clubs and schools to deliver meals during the lunch hour to homebound older adults and individuals who are medically challenged and/or living with a disability in the community. The need is great.
LifeCare Alliance operates hot meal routes each day in Champaign County with routes needing to be filled immediately. The Adopt-a-Route program provides a unique outreach experience that doubles as a team-building opportunity. Volunteers may adopt one route five days a week or any number of days in-between. Any level of participation will save LifeCare Alliance the cost of a paid driver, with no expense to the volunteer. There is no training fee.
When organizations volunteer to deliver Meals-on-Wheels, it makes a difference in the lives of people who are alone. For many clients, the Meals-on-Wheels delivery person is the only human 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.
Giving back to the community.
Realizing you have made a difference in people’s lives by keeping them in their homes and living independently.
Sign up by calling 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.
LifeCare Alliance has begun several social entrepreneurship endeavors to provide added funding for our clients, including L.A. Catering, meal sales, corporate wellness programs, immunizations and travel vaccines.
Submitted by LifeCare Alliance, provider of Meals-on-Wheels.