March for Meals!
March for Meals is the celebration of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which established a national nutrition program for seniors. This law helps to fund most Meals on Wheels programs across the country. For the last 19 years, the Meals on Wheels network has claimed the month of March as its time to join forces to strengthen the impact of its efforts and rally communities around what all it does. While its 2021 March for Meals activities might not look like they always have, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the power and importance of Meals on Wheels amid this unprecedented time in our nation’s history.
The Waterbury Area Senior Center Association has continued to cook and deliver Meals on Wheels throughout the pandemic. We deliver over 1500 meals each month to the communities of Waterbury, Waterbury Center, Middlesex, Moretown and Bolton. But Meals on Wheels is more than just a hot, nutritious meal. It’s a daily wellness check for our seniors, providing a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which is sometimes all it takes to keep our seniors at home, where they want to be.
This March, we celebrate the seniors we serve, the dedicated volunteers who make it all possible, and the local communities who are so generous with their support. Thank you!
If you are 60 years of age or older and homebound, or isolating because of Covid, and would like more information on receiving Meals on Wheels, please call us at 802/244-1234.
If you would like to make a donation to the Meals on Wheels program, you can do so by clicking the “Donate Now” button on our website: www.wasca.org or by mailing a check to: Waterbury Area Senior Center Assoc. 14 Stowe St. Waterbury VT 05676.
Looking for an easy way to help the Waterbury Area Senior Center continue its vital services in our local communities?
You can drop your returnable bottles and cans off at Rodney’s and just let them know you’d like to donate the money to the Waterbury Area Senior Center.
Quick, easy, and so very much appreciated! Thank you!
The Board of the Waterbury Area Senior Center has been giving careful consideration to re-opening. Our overriding goal is to ensure that when we re-open, we’re providing a safe space for the seniors in our community. Given the strict guidelines set forth by the State of Vermont around social distancing, maintaining logs for contact tracing, temperature checks and other requirements, we’ve decided that we are not yet in a position to re-open the Center to the public for congregate meals and other activities. The COVID situation remains fluid and we’ll be adjusting and communicating our plans as we move forward.
We continue to deliver Meals on Wheels and we’re working on more ways to engage with our seniors remotely to help fight the isolation many of us are experiencing because of the pandemic. We remain strongly committed to serving the nutritional and social needs of the seniors in our community.
Waterbury CARES! is a community resource list to match needs with services during this difficult time with Covid-19 virus circulating around the world and in our state. Please click Waterbury CARES to submit a request for help or offer volunteer assistance to someone in need. The Waterbury Public Library will be the matchmaker for this service and will review requests on an ongoing basis. Requests will be reviewed several times daily Monday – Friday.