MAC Stories: ‘Thank you Meals on Wheels’

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, MAC is seeking stories from the community that show the agency’s impact on the community.
The following is one of those stories.

My mom was widowed suddenly at age 73.
The death of her husband left a huge hole
in her life. She was lonely. Because of various health problems, she could not take care of herself. That included the most basic need of preparing her own meals.
With no support system close by, I worried, how would she manage? How would she eat?
Enter MAC and Meals on Wheels. She loved the food. She loved being surprised each day as to what was on the menu. And she really loved the drivers who delivered the meals, along with a bright smile and a few encouraging words.
This friendly visitor in the middle of her day really lifted her spirits and helped her feel less alone. I was also grateful for the daily safety check that was delivered along with the food.
Meals on Wheels played a huge role in her being able to remain living in her home, up to the ripe old age of 88. Thank you, MAC, for giving my mom that priceless gift.

MAC is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Active Aging Expo on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.
Admission is free!
For more Expo details, visit www.macinc.org.