Senior Resources has announced a $25,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to support the organization’s meal delivery program.
The program provides a critical, once-daily meal and wellness check for eligible Richland County seniors. This program seeks to address two of the biggest obstacles elderly community members face daily — hunger and loneliness.
Senior Resources will use grant funds to accommodate a 30 percent growth experienced by the program in 2020 due to the pandemic and to continue serving the most vulnerable in the community.
“Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation’s continued commitment to providing nutrition to older adults in our community means that seniors will not only receive great meals but also have the social support and interactions to keep them connected to the community,” said Andrew Boozer, executive director for Senior Resources. “The last two years have shown us all how important social interaction is to overall personal well-being. On behalf of the seniors in our community, we thank Dominion Energy for their incredible donation.”
In addition to delivering balanced meals to Meal on Wheels clients, volunteers provide a daily social interaction and safety check. The meals provide one-third of the daily nutritional requirements for home-bound seniors.
“The pandemic continues to affect our neighbors throughout the communities we serve in so many different ways – financially, socially and mentally,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “It means a lot that Dominion Energy can support an organization like Senior Resources that helps elderly residents in our communities thrive.”
Since 1967, the organization has provided activities, services and programs with the primary goal of helping Midlands senior citizens maintain healthy and independent lives. Funding and contributions from community partners like Dominion Energy help to ensure Senior Resources maintains a consistent program of services.
Pictured (L to R): Andrew Boozer, Anne Shissas, Mekia Burgess, Ashley Cunningham, and Senior Resources’ Board Member Rachel Elliott