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We are very excited to announce our New Spring/Summer Cycle Menu. The feedback and surveys received over the last several years influenced many of the changes. We hope you will enjoy the updates.
Here are some features we hope you will appreciate:

  • Kept many of the entrées identified as favorites while introducing nine (9) new entrée dishes, and several new side dishes.
  • Increased variety of vegetarian options with at least one vegetarian meal served every week.
  • Reduced beef and pork frequency.
  • As an 8 week cycle menu, each entrée will be served only once in 8 weeks, and the cycle repeats until the end of September when we will introduce our new Fall/Winter Cycle Menu.

Spectrum is excited to announce the March for Meals Celebration!

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This year, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country are joining forces for the awareness campaign to celebrate 50 years of success and garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.

“The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program is the only federally supported program designed to be an antidote for both senior hunger and isolation,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “Despite decades of proven success and bipartisan support, funding for this program has failed to keep pace with the rapidly growing need for its services. With the nation’s senior population increasing dramatically, now is the time to support local Meals on Wheels programs – through volunteering, donating and speaking out – to ensure we are able to deliver for another 50 years.”

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded to count our blessings and remember all that we have to be thankful for. But for many seniors, Thanksgiving and the following holiday season can be a difficult time.

Seniors, like Gloria, often feel lonely and are reminded of people they may have lost in the past. The lack of family gatherings, an inability to shop or prepare food, or the feeling that they cannot fully participate in holiday functions can lead to depression and isolation.

 

Last year, over 600 seniors received their Thanksgiving meal from Spectrum Community Services.