%u201CThe meals from the Meals on Wheels program were the answers to my prayers,%u201D said Mary Fabbro, a Meals on Wheels private pay client and retired educator from the University of West Florida. Fabbro and her husband moved down to Pensacola in 1984 shortly after their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple wanted to %u201Cstart something new%u201D and thought Pensacola would be the perfect fit for their new lifestyle.
Earlier last year she got in a car accident, which significantly set her back. Shortly after, Fabbro found herself bedridden from the flu. While sick, she hated the smell of food cooking, which led to her losing a lot of weight. She knew something had to change and so she called Council on Aging of West Florida to set up a meal plan from their Meals on Wheels program.
%u201CThe meals were a lifeline and a lifesaver,%u201D said Fabbro. %u201CCouncil on Aging is an essential resource to our community and I am very grateful.%u201D The Meals on Wheels program helped her get back to good health and back on her feet.
Meals on Wheels is delivered throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to qualifying seniors. These meals contain 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for adults and comply with Florida Department of Elder Affairs guidelines. Meal options are also available for special dietetic needs. Meals on Wheels is a government funded program and an assessment is required. For information on the assessment process and to apply for service, please contact the Elder Help line locally at (850) 494-7100 or toll free at 1-800-963-5337.
Written by: Matthew Daniels, Marketing Intern
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