Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins Proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an SOS!
Sending out an (SOS) Support our Seniors! Please help us Support our Seniors and join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins with our 1st Annual Fundraising Breakfast. Learn more about what we do and the impact we have on the lives of seniors and differently-abled adults. Hear inspiring stories from our clients and their families. Learn more about what we do, our dedicated collaborators and our incredible volunteers who deliver meals. See the impact your funds have on those in our community. A gift of $100 will ensure the delivery of hot meals to one that is home-bound for a month.
Enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast and join us in support of a half-century of keeping seniors healthy and independent at home where they want to be.
Join us on June 4th, 2019 7:30-9:00 am at the Embassy Suites Loveland.
Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins (MOW-FC) was established in 1969 to provide home-delivered meal services to homebound persons in need in the Fort Collins and Wellington area. Poudre Valley Hospital’s (PVH) dietary staff has been planning and preparing meals for nearly as long, ensuring optimum nutrition for each person. With each delivery seniors receive a home-delivered, hot meal prepared according to nutritional guidelines and Conversation and social contact with friendly and compassionate volunteers.
Elderly and disabled adults who are homebound often experience limitations such as reduced abilities to shop for food and prepare meals due to aging, disability or mental illness. Such limitations can create new or exacerbate existing nutrition-related risk factors, increasing the likelihood of hospital stays and permanent placement in assisted living facilities. Risk factors related to malnutrition include the following: food insecurity, poverty, inadequate food intake, social isolation, dementia, depression, dependency, functional disability, the presence of diet-related acute or chronic diseases or conditions, medication side effects, advanced age, minority status, rural geographic areas and living alone. Since our beginning, it has been MOW-FC’s mission to provide home-delivered, nutritionally balanced meals in order to help homebound adults remain in their own homes living independently.