Friday, October 18, 2019

Mission Moments

September 2012

As the Nutrition Coordinator for the Food with Friends program, I hear many comments about the meals. I always welcome the good and not so good comments; but when I hear positive comments, they really stay with me. I was working in the kitchen one day and a participant came up to me and said, “You know, the meals have kept me alive.” She went on to explain that she had been diagnosed with heart disease many years ago and her doctor recommended a diet plan. She didn’t feel she was making the right choices on her own, so she called Commission on Aging. She started receiving meals and she feels they are what changed her eating habits and have kept her “alive.” I am so grateful that Commission on Aging is able to help those who need a hot meal and a warm smile each day. This is one moment I will remember forever.

July 2012

They wake in the morning early to get to the pool on time before class starts at 7:30 a.m. It is not so bad this time of year but they do it in the middle of the winter, too. Who are these people? They are individuals who participate in the Commission on Aging Water Aerobic Program at CMU.

You may wonder why this class is so important to them. Some of the answers they have given include:


June 2012

There are always two sides to every story and that could not be truer for the Senior Companion Program. This volunteer program touches the life of the volunteer as well as the family and client they serve. Below are two sides of one very special story.