Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) & Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan and Blue Care Network

DAAA, BCBS, Blue Care Network, Detroit EMS, Detroit Fire Department, Michigan Chronicle and Radio One Partner to Deliver 3,500 Easter Meal on Wheels to Seniors
 
 
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DETROIT - March 18, 2015 - PRLog -- April marks national volunteer month and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is seeking help from the community to deliver 3,500 Meals on Wheels to seniors this Easter, April 5. Churches, businesses and organizations like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, Detroit Emergency Medical Services, Detroit Fire Department, Michigan Chronicle and Radio One have already pledged resources, service, and time help deliver meals to home-bound seniors on the holiday.

DAAA’s Meals on Wheels provides a meal to homebound seniors in Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

“We are excited that among our Meals on Wheels volunteers will be members of the media, major health care organizations like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network plus city services –  it speaks to the heart Detroiters have for seniors. It really does take a village to help keep our seniors safe and healthy,” said Paul Bridgewater, DAAA President and CEO.

Holiday meals are prepared by Valley Services, a national food services company, in their USDA-certified kitchen at 1980 Bagley Street at Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit.  Valley Services has been a partner with DAAA for more than 10 years.  The Easter meal menu includes: turkey, ham, vegetables, scalloped potatoes, juice, milk, lemon pie and a wheat roll.

Volunteers will assist in preparing and delivering the meals Easter morning. Meals will be packed on Good Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Easter, Sunday, April 5 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. All packing of the meals will take place at Valley Services in Detroit.

DAAA Meals on Wheels program also includes Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

Please call 313-446-4444 or visit www.daaa1a.org to volunteer or purchase a holiday card for $5 that will feed one senior.  To help promote this effort online in social media use the hashtag #lovethysenior

DAAA is a private, non-profit agency that serves older persons age 60 years and over, adults with disabilities and caregivers in the City of Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park.  Services are funded through the federal Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended and state Older Michiganians Act funding as well as other resources.   www.facebook.com/daaa1a.org (http://cp.mcafee.com/d/avndyhJ5xdNcsUCMMrKrjKYMej7cKndFTu...)

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