Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Looking for some holiday décor with good calories connected?
The senior Meals on Wheels program is the beneficiary of the annual Christmas décor sale at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.
The annual Christmas décor sale runs throughout the month of December, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Funds raised through the sale will be used to support Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers balanced meals to the homes of seniors and shut-ins. The meals are provided five days a week, adding up to approximately 8,590 meals a year.
Included at the sale is a Gifting Tree, which is an opportunity to “sponsor a senior” for the Meals on Wheels program. Sponsor-A-Senior helps offset the cost of providing meals to those seniors who cannot pay, currently up to 17.
According to the Adult Center, there are many seniors in the county who lack proper nutritional support in order to maintain their health and independence in their own homes. The Center receives referrals from neighbors, friends and family members, the hospital and the Department of Human Services.
Other funding for the Meals on Wheels program comes from general donations, Sponsor-A-Senior pledges, fundraisers such as the Center’s thrift store, Tuesday-night bingo, and pies sold at the Harvest Fest; and meal recipients who self-pay.
Besides financial contributions, there are many ways to help the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteer opportunities include:
n drivers for delivery
n meal preparation helpers
n public relations and marketing
n thrift store donations and volunteering
Volunteer drivers currently deliver Meals on Wheels to Hood River, Pine Grove, Odell, Parkdale and Mount Hood. The Center is working to expand deliveries to include Cascade Locks.
More like this story
- Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23 edition
- Editor’s Notebook: Helping kids be better readers is a SMART move
- Monday in CL: Fire recovery information presented at Port Pavilion
- Thank you, firefighters
- Summer of Smoke
- Foundation gives $50,000 to library for collections, projects
- Another Voice: Finding ‘Best of All Worlds’ in the area of cell tower permit requests
- Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23
- ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ Sunday
- Fun, or learning, or both: A week full of local events and activities
"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue
Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge