Senior Services is in need of volunteers to deliver Meals On Wheels to Salina’s homebound seniors.
Senior Services provides meals to seniors Monday through Friday. Meals On Wheels, housed at the Senior Center has a full kitchen that provides a well-balanced nutritious meal. This program ensures seniors receive a meal and a friendly conversation with a volunteer or staff member they know. Hot meals are also served within the dining room where socialization is key to maintaining a connection to society.
When Meals On Wheels started in Salina in 1970, there
were only 12 meals delivered a day. Currently there are 18 routes delivering approximately 278 meals. Several routes are too large and need to be
split into two routes to make it easier on volunteers. Volunteers deliver every 6th week in a rotation schedule with other volunteers, or you can sign up as a substitute to fill in as needed. If you are interested in becoming a Meals On Wheels volunteer please contact Kathy Diaz-Dunn, Meals On Wheels Coordinator at 785/823-7555 or stop by the Senior Center at 245 North Ninth Street.
Other services provided at the Senior Center are
exercise classes conducted daily by volunteers that teach senior yoga,
arthritis strength fitness and Tai Chi for breathing. Classes or groups include art, woodcarving,
pool playing, computer lessons, sewing, crochet and knitting and we consider
other classes or group activities as requested.