Meals On Wheels America to Support Older Adults and Their Pets
Much-Needed Funding Helps Keep Colorado Seniors and Their Pets Together
Thornton, Colorado, August, 2018 – The Senior Hub’s Companion Care Program is proud to announce that it has received a $2500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its senior pet care program through the Homecare Program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for the pets of area clients, which can often be a financial and physical challenge for clients to do so on their own.
“For more than 30 years The Senior Hub has provided care and services to our local community,” advised Executive Director, Stephanie Knight. “Meals on Wheels has played a dramatic part in our success of caring for older adults. This grant allows us to expand our assistance to all our seniors who need help caring for their pets. The Senior Hub and those we care for are grateful to Meals on Wheels America for entrusting us with their support.”
In total, Meals on Wheels America has granted over $200,000 to nearly 100 local Meals on Wheels programs through the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets initiative this year. Funding is made possible in part through a donation from the former Banfield Charitable Trust. To date, the grant program has distributed more than $2.4 million in funding and pet food donations.
“While pets are invaluable companions to homebound seniors, positively impacting their health and well-being, they can also be a challenge to care for alone,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “The Meals on Wheels Loves Pets program enables The Senior Hub to provide pet food and other necessary services to ease some of that burden and make it possible for local seniors and their beloved pets to stay together.”
The Senior Hub is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and responds to the needs of the elderly in a rapidly aging population. The Senior Hub provides vital services to preserve the safety, health and independence of older adults and has been advancing the quality of life for older adults for over 30 years. The Senior Hub is proud of its various programs including: In-Homecare, Respite Care, Meals on Wheels, Senior Solutions, Volunteers, Support Groups, Food Bank, Equipment Loaning and the Companion Care (Pet) Program. In the Companion Care Pet Program we assist seniors who lovingly care for their beloved pets and strive to especially assist them in times of need. The mission of The Senior Hub is to advance the quality of life for older adults through advocacy, community partnerships, and a variety of direct services planned to sustain an independent, healthy aging experience