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2016-02-11

Meals on Wheels assists homebound seniors

Amy Hawley

Administrators, staff and volunteers at the Silver Sage Community Center work hard to help senior citizens in Bandera County.
Meals On Wheels has become the main focus of the Silver Sage. Meals are delivered weekdays to those ages 60 years or older who are unable to provide meals for themselves. There is no charge for the meals.
Some people receive meals for just a short term due to medical or other incapacitation reasons. Others require assistance for more extended periods of time.
Meals are prepared Monday through Friday in the Silver Sage kitchen by talented cooks and delivered to recipients daily by caring volunteer drivers and “jumpers,” the designation given to volunteers who ready the meals and deliver them to recipients.
Additionally, Silver Sage helps some seniors via a program that supplies pet food each week. Some people cannot afford pet food or have no way of getting to the store to purchase it. By giving them pet food, these people can keep their much-loved companion animals without having to share their own meals with the pets.
The Silver Sage motto is “enriching the lives of seniors” – and the administrators, staff and volunteers strive to keep this promise.
To volunteer at the Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek Boulevard, call 830-796-4969.