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April 5, 2018
Senior Resources received a $1,920 grant from the Spring Valley Rotary Club to support the Meals on Wheels program. The funding will be used to provide daily delivery of a hot, nutritionally balanced meal to a homebound senior for one year.
The grant is one of 29 donations made by the club to Midlands non-profit agencies, totaling $43,300 in financial support. The grants were made possible by the group’s annual pecan sale during the 2017 holiday season.
For many years, members of the Rotary Club of Spring Valley also have covered a Meals on Wheels route every Thursday. The Meals on Wheels program delivers a hot meal that provides one-third of the daily nutritional requirements for the homebound seniors. Senior Resources is the only provider of Meals on Wheels in Richland County.
“Nearly 20 percent of the elderly in our community suffer from food instability, meaning they are not able to afford and access food on a consistent basis,” said Senior Resources Executive Director Pam Dukes. “This grant from the Spring Valley Rotary Club will help us deliver a daily hot meal and the peace of mind that goes with it.”
About Senior Resources, Inc.
Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing institutionalization.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion program, Foster Grandparent program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.