Lives lived. Stories told. The seniors we serve are the same people who helped shape our nation. Using their minds, ingenuity and hard work, they were there when we needed them. They fought for our freedom, invented machines, developed medicines, dared to dream and ensured a brighter future for us all. Their stories are our stories. We share their stories with you in honor of all of the seniors whom we serve and who inspire us to do what we do. We are Meals On Wheels, and this is our story.
Mrs. Stewart has lived in and around Baltimore, MD, for most of her 82 years. Born in Baltimore County, she grew up in Kingsville, MD, and moved to the city of Baltimore with her husband in 1976.
Now a widow, Mrs. Stewart started receiving Meals On Wheels a year ago when she gave up driving. She has Parkinson’s disease, and her condition had gotten to the point that she thought it best to stay off the road and, in her own words, “go out with a good driving record.”
She is unable to cook for herself due to her Parkinson’s. She says receiving Meals On Wheels “means a lot, because otherwise, I wouldn’t eat right.” But what really makes the meals so special for Mrs. Stewart are the volunteers who come to her home to share a chat and a hug.
We are Meals On Wheels, and this is our story.