Nancy, 72, had recently retired from her longtime career as a teacher and principal, and had only been living in her new apartment for two weeks when she fell in the bedroom and broke her hip. Alone and in pain, she stayed on the floor for two days before managing to drag herself to a phone in the living room to call for help.
Two surgeries and physical therapy later, she was on the mend, but still unable to do things like shop for groceries and cook. And with no family in town to help cook for her, she was relying mostly on nutritional drinks until a friend recommended she call Meals on Wheels.
“Meals on Wheels has been such a savior,” she says. “There are so many choices, and sometimes there’s enough food that I get a dinner and a lunch out of one meal.”
In addition to easy access to balanced meals, Nancy also appreciates talking with Keystone staff and volunteers. Each month, when she phones in her order, she chats with Emily, the Keystone Meals on Wheels staff person at the West 7th Community Center.
“And sometimes I just call her to say hello. Meals on Wheels is the best thing I’ve done for myself.”