Fifty percent of those living near senior relatives agree that they do not have enough sit-down dinners with those loved ones, according to a recent survey of North Americans. And, more than one in four (27 percent) of North Americans who live with other family members admit they aren't having family dinners often enough. This data represents a growing trend, as nearly half of surveyed adults (45 percent) agree that the frequency of these mealtime experiences have decreased since their childhood. To help reverse this trend, Home Instead Senior Care
®, has partnered with celebrity chef and mother of four, Melissa d'Arabian to encourage U.S. families to bring back the Sunday dinner and commit to having a sit-down dinner with their loved ones.
To encourage families to make time for these meals, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation
® will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America
(up to $20,000 total) for each person that pledges to hold a family dinner at SundayDinnerPledge.com
through July 31, 2015. Visitors will be asked to commit to scheduling a meal with their families, on a regular basis, with the hope of bringing back the Sunday family dinner tradition in the process. Pledging to have a sit-down dinner with a senior loved one will help to ensure other seniors will have a quality meal, friendly visit and safety check delivered by Meals on Wheels programs across the country.
Read the full announcement here