Paula Schroeder, Communications Manager with the Brevard Senior Nutrition Program with Aging Matters Brevard talks about the March on Meals and its efforts to bring awareness to the program and the benefits it provides.
Aging Matters In Brevard is a private not-for-profit organization in service to the aging citizens of Brevard County, supporting independence, health, safety and quality of life.
Pets are critical to the social and emotional health of many Meals on Wheels clients. They are often the “best friend” of the senior, serving as social worker, counselor, and guardian. For seniors who have few resources, the food they receive from Meals on Wheels may be used to feed a cat or dog before the senior eats. To make sure everyone gets the nutrition they need, Aging Matters in Brevard has launched a “Pets on Wheels” program to deliver pet food to Meals on Wheels clients. Food is donated to the Central Brevard Humane Society and delivered one Saturday each month by volunteers.