The Meals On Wheels program at The Paducah McCracken County Senior Center (PMCSC) is known for delivering meals to homebound senior citizens, but delivery drivers are also trained to lookout for those who may be having difficulties during the heat. Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to over 350 seniors in McCracken County five days a week. “We identified about 50 clients that expressed a need for fans,” said Christine Thompson, Executive Director of PMCSC.
PMCSC reached out to their community partner, Independence Bank, to provide fans and cases of water to local seniors who are especially vulnerable during the heat. Independence Bank donated all 50 fans and cases of water to the program. “Independence Bank consistently looks for ways to connect and take care of our communities,” President Kevin Kauffeld shared. “With excessive heat, we hope our efforts will help people stay cool. We know the need is there. Through this nonprofit partnership, we are able to reach out, provide resources and a bit of relief while temperatures soar this summer.” Deliveries will begin early next week. “The goal is deliver one fan and one case of water to all 50 seniors. It is crucial for our drivers to check in on the clients during their route to make sure our seniors are safe and cool in this heat,” Thompson added.
The Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and opportunities for seniors which enhance personal well-being, promote friendship, and facilitate sustainable independence and dignity.