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Emeritus of Hagerstown to deliver 10,000 meals in 60 days to seniors

April 01, 2013

Emeritus of Hagerstown, part of Emeritus Senior Living, will deliver 10,000 meals to senior citizens in 60 days and visit them to ensure they are able to get the nutrition they need every day.

“Seniors may not get the nutrition they need for a variety of reasons,” said Christine Ogden, executive director.

“For some, it’s due to a lack of financial resources; for others, a lack of reliable transportation. And in many cases, isolation and depression have caused seniors to lose interest in cooking and eating healthfully.”

Emeritus of Hagerstown has long been providing outreach to seniors who live at home through their home visits program, where senior living professionals visit residents in their home to identify where they could use help and connects them with the services they need. 

“We are committed to making sure that every senior in need in this area finds the combination of programs and services that serves them best, even if they do not live with us,” Ogden said.

“The 10,000 meals initiative also supports our ‘Safely Somewhere’ program, ensuring that no matter where a senior lives, they are safe and living a purposeful life.”

To help meet their goal, Emeritus is asking for the community’s help.

If you know of a local senior citizen who could use a nutritious meal, give them a call. “We’ll deliver the meal along with a friendly face and some good conversation,” Ogden said.

Emeritus of Hagerstown offers senior assisted living at 20009 Rosebank Way in Hagerstown.
 
“We are committed to making sure that  every senior in need in this area finds the combination of programs and services that serves them best, even if they do not live with us,” Ogden said.

For more information, call 301-733-3353.

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