‘Ain’t Life Grand’: Rockwall Meals on Wheels plans drive-by celebration

ROCKWALL, TX (July 15, 2020) Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County is planning a drive-by celebration this fall, in lieu of the ‘Ain’t Life Grand’ fundraising gala that was in the planning stages when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The 1920’s themed event will be creatively transformed into a ‘gala on wheels for Meals on Wheels’ – with more details coming soon!

For those wishing to donate, volunteer or learn more about Meals on Wheels, visit www.mealsonwheelsrockwall.org or call call Maureen Cook, Development Director, at 972-771-9514.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Rockwall Meals on Wheels ‘Allan’s Companions’ program continues to support homebound individuals with regular phone calls to decrease loneliness and social isolation. The program is named in honor of Jim and Barbara Allan, for their dedicated service and support of MOWSS.

The Jim & Lisa Parrish Ani-Meals pet program also continues, helping to keep MOWSS clients and their pets together. There are currently 110 pets in the program. Thanks to generous monetary donations, MOWSS is able to provide pet food, grooming, and minor veterinary care.

“Nutritious meals, friendly visits, phone calls and safety checks help seniors cope with the three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays, and live longer. Thank you to our entire community for your generous support of our mission,” said Margie VerHagen, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels.

Blue Ribbon News staff report. 

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