Nearly 100 seniors receive emergency meals delivery

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Nearly 100 seniors in Logan and Champaign counties received deliveries of frozen meals on Friday, the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, announced Friday.

The deliveries came in response to the unexpected closure of Tri County Community Action’s Meals on Wheels program on Tuesday.

The AAA made phone calls to the 125 persons who had been receiving Tri County meals, and just under 100 seniors requested to receive the weekly frozen meal delivery, the agency reported.

Meals were prepared and delivered by the Senior Resource Connection of the Dayton Area who is a long term partner of the AAA and currently serves and delivers over 1,000 daily meals to older persons in west central Ohio.

“This is the first phase of a three-stage plan to restore the loss of vital services to older citizens in the two county area due to the untimely termination of services by Tri County”  AAA Executive Director Doug McGarry said in a prepared statement.

Meals in Shelby County, which is included in Tri County’s overall coverage area, were not affected because they are prepared and delivered by another vendor, Mr. McGarry said.

The AAA administers services for seniors through funding from the Ohio Department of Aging. Services are provided in a nine county area that includes Champaign and Logan counties.

The AAA will work with community partners to fully restore the home-delivered meal program as well as the congregate meal and home repair programs operated by Tri County, according to the news release.

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