Alabama native, Susie Cooper, defies the odds at an impressive age of 97. As spry as ever, she chats easily about her various jobs over the years from working at the Navy Yard to the local school board. Despite her youthful nature, Ms. Cooper says her age and ailments have limited her once active lifestyle. Friends recommended Council on Aging of West Florida%u2019s services to her; where she is now a recipient of the Meals on Wheels program and has a Senior Companion.
%u201CWhen you live by yourself you need some extra help,%u201D she adds, mentioning a few incidents she had while using the stove which convinced her to try out the Meals on Wheels program, %u201CIt%u2019s just nice to have%u2026I don%u2019t want to cook anymore and my health can make it difficult!%u201D
Ms. Cooper adds %u201CNot only are the meals helpful and convenient, but they are tasty, too.%u201D Her Senior Companion, Malvanice, chimes in, %u201CHave you seen the vegetables? Those are some good-looking vegetables!%u201D Needless to say, Ms. Cooper highly recommends the program to other seniors like her. %u201COh yes, I sure would recommend them, boy do they help!%u201D
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