SUPPORT THE PETS
WHO SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
We recognize how important it is to keep seniors and their pets together. For some seniors, the Meals on Wheels volunteer who provides them with a nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check may be the only person they see all day, so their pet is their main companion and best friend.
Seniors with pets are also less likely to exhibit depression, report feelings of loneliness and experience illness. But taking care of a pet – feeding, grooming and veterinary care – can be financially and physically burdensome to seniors. More often than not, a devoted animal lover with limited access to food will feed their hungry pet before they feed themselves.
That’s why Meals on Wheels supports both our seniors and their pets – to ensure that they can live nourished, healthy lives, together.