|Pat Carey, President of the Hewitt Foundation Board and David Morgan, TEAM President/CEO|
DERBY - TEAM, Inc. has announced the Hewitt Foundation presented the agency with a $70,000 donation in support of the Elderly Service programs.
Serving more than 940 Valley seniors, many of whom are elderly and homebound, TEAM’s Elderly Services Department includes Meals on Wheels, Homemaking, Medical Transportation and Volunteer Caregivers.
Without the daily and weekly contact these services provide, many of these seniors would be isolated and without interaction with the community.
Meals on Wheels, for example, provides a simple, inexpensive service that can help prevent the need for more costly services, such as hospitalizations and nursing home care.
TEAM’s staff provides a nutritious well balanced home delivered meal for frail homebound individuals 60 years of age and older, giving priority to those with the greatest economic or social needs and particular attention to low- income, minority individuals.
Each meal meets nutritional requirements and special dietary needs are considered.
The Program also provides a wellness check, an opportunity for socialization, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and access to social services based on the needs of meal participants five days a week.
(This is a press release from TEAM, Inc.)