Have you considered volunteering but not sure where to start? If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults, consider helping with Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels is a program that offers two important, and sometimes life saving services: a nutritious meal and a check on an older adult. Meals on Wheels is for older adults (60 and older) who are homebound — not able to get out into the community on a regular basis. Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers bring individuals a packaged hot meal that has been carefully planned to provide key nutrients needed by older adults.
Volunteer drivers pick up the packaged meals at about 10:15 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Antigo Community Church. The routes take about one hour to one and a half hours and are typically finished by 11:30 a.m. Mileage reimbursement for Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers is provided to help with the cost of using a personal vehicle to deliver meals.
Groups that volunteer pick a day of the week to adopt a route and then rotate volunteer drivers amongst themselves. Meals on Wheels can be a solution for individuals who want to deliver during their lunch hour.
Interested volunteers can do a ride along with an experienced volunteer on a route to see if it is something they would enjoy doing.
Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin at 715-627-6232 or visit www.adrc-cw.org.