Comments about ‘Meals on Wheels provides food and friendship to seniors’

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Published: Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:33 p.m. MDT

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

How wonderful to reach out to Seniors this way. It sounds like a great community effort. Blessings to those who receive and those who give!

sally
Kearns, UT

I think it is even better when family takes care of family.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Sometimes, family are unable to help. Sometimes, they are too far away. I know when my own parents reached an age where they needed help, they refused to relocate to be closer to their children and grandchildren. We did what we could; but you can't really check in every day when you're 700 miles away.

Also, it's nice for the elderly to get a chance to interact with people who are not family. A wider social circle is a good thing.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@ Sally: I could take the time off everyday to make sure my parents are taken care of and have a healthy lunch - but then I would probably lose my job, which would place me and my children on food stamps and make me unable to financially help my parents in other ways.

Alternatively, I could spend my evenings with my parents and not be available to feed my children and help them with their homework.

Or, I could allow others the Christian opportunity of helping me and my family. I think I will go with that one.

MrsH
Altamont, UT

Sally, I agree that in an ideal world, I would do this. I do take over dinner on a regular basis, but unfortunately, I have a demanding job, kids, and lots of responsibilities.
So, my mother can pay a token fee and get a delicious HOT meal every day, and I know there is someone checking on her when I am out of town.
It's a wonderful program, and I think she likes the food better than my cooking!

Erika
Salem, Utah

Networks of support are critical to all of us, not just the elderly. Volunteering like this is GREAT karma.

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