Thanks to dedicated volunteers and generous supporters in Katy, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels is expanding its services in the Katy area.
In 2011, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels formed a partnership with Katy YMCA and T.W. Davis YMCA in an effort to serve nutritious meals to senior adults in the Y’s Active Older Adult program two days per week. Beginning May 1st, active senior adults, who are registered withFort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels program at the Katy YMCA, will receive a box lunch Monday through Thursday that will be distributed by Fort Bend SeniorsMeals on Wheels volunteers. In addition, the Katy YMCA will now serve as a distribution center for meals being delivered to the homebound seniors in the Katy area.
“Our partnership with the YMCA of Katy is one we are very excited about,” explained Manuela Arroyos Chief Executive Officer of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. “The addition of the distribution center at the Katy YMCA will help benefit our program and our volunteers by bringing the meals to a more central location for northern Fort Bend County.”
“Social Responsibility is one of the Y’s key focus areas and we could not think of a better way to fulfill that focus than in the partnership with Fort Bend Seniors in supporting the needs of our area seniors,” stated Brian Haines, Katy YMCA Community Executive Director.
While recipients need to be members of the YMCA to enjoy this program, the YMCA has special membership rates for senior adults age 65 and older. Additional financial assistance may be available based on their household income.
“We are committed to supporting the independence of active senior adults 60 years of age and older and enhancing the quality of life for the homebound senior adults in Katy,” said Susan Whitacre, Katy resident and Director of Volunteers with Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. “This is our way of honoring the generation that went before us and those whose vision and hard work established this beautiful community which our families now enjoy.”
If eligible, homebound senior adults may be able to receive hot lunches delivered to their homes Monday through Friday as well as frozen meals for the weekends. The may also receive hurricane preparedness packages and assistance, health and wellness screening, telephone reassurance and referral coordination.
Thanks to the generous support of volunteers, in 2011, over 1,000 senior adults enjoyed nutritious meals and the company of caring and compassionate volunteers, over 500 enjoyed programs at congregate centers throughout Fort Bend and Waller counties and all celebrated the holidays with beautifully wrapped Christmasgifts.
Katy volunteer, Sterling L. Bailey, Jr. exclaims, “God has blessed my life and I want to give back by helping others. I don’t believe any senior should go hungry and I consider it an honor to help. I want to thank Fort Bend Seniors for their great work and dedication in helping our seniors and for giving me the opportunity to be apart of it.”
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, a United Way Agency, is committed to helping seniors remain independent by enhancing their quality of life through services and resources. Fort Bend Seniors is qualified under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit corporation, as such, contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.
If you would like to volunteer for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, please contact Susan Whitacre, Director of Volunteers at 281-633-7063 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to donate, please contact Kristin Weiss, Director of Development at FBS, at 281-633-7057 or email@example.com, or to inquire about receiving senior adult services, please contact Leah Doyle, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-633-7053.