Every Monday morning, YMOW can count on a delivery of fresh fruits, vegetables and other treats from Food Gatherers. And not far behind is volunteer Sylvia Bethea, YMOW’s volunteer of the quarter.
Sylvia sorts the bulk delivery of produce into individual, manageable portions that are sent out with each client’s regular meals that same day.
“I’m always a helper,” said Sylvia, whose dedication to Meals on Wheels began decades before she became a member of the YMOW team. She worked part time for a Meals on Wheels program in Howell nearly 40 years ago.
A fuzzy snuggle, a friendly purr and a slightly slobbery kiss are all perks of having a pet. All of these small pleasures can add up to some big benefits, especially for YMOW clients and other seniors living alone.
Click the link below to read about the many physical and mental benefits of having a pet, and how YMOW helps homebound neighbors care for their beloved furry friends.