meals on wheels
The Meals on Wheels program provides hot, nutritious meals specially prepared for individuals with special dietary needs. Avera St. Luke’s Hospital prepares the meals, which are then delivered by volunteers to the clients in their homes. Recipients of the meals are senior citizens or those that are permanently disabled. Clients may receive meals long term if unable to cook for himself or herself, or short term following a surgery or hospitalization as they regain strength to care for themselves. Hot balanced, nutritious lunches are available Monday through Friday. We are able to help people who are under the age of 60 who do not meet the Senior Meals Program. Volunteers deliver meals. The program aids seniors and the handicapped staying in their own homes by providing a well-balanced meal five days a week. Clients can remain semi-independent and out of hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities. The meals are tailored to each individual’s needs thus providing the optimum in nutritional value for that client. The trend healthcare wide is to provide services directly to the client in their home and Meals on Wheels is one-step in providing that overall service.
The Aberdeen Area Senior Center, Inc. provides activities, programming and referral services for its members 50 and over to encourage them to be active and engaged in their community. Health and wellness programs and recreational activities are offered. It encompasses all of Brown County and several small communities offer their own activities under the name Aberdeen Area Senior Center, Inc. Programs appeal to a variety of interests from volunteerism to health and wellness activities to social events. Community outreach programs provide entertainment to nursing homes and senior complexes. Seniors that are involved in these types of activities not only help themselves but the community at large. A full range of activities provides for the physical and mental wellbeing of members. Special interests are met thru specific programs such as writing, reading, and singing groups among others. Music and health programs provide recreation and entertainment. Those programs also go out in the public and perform for other seniors that are unable to leave a nursing home or other facility. Some programs target specific interest groups while others are broader reaching. Social interaction among members is an important component of our services.
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