Fairfield County Council on Aging
Marching for Meals
Welcome to the merry month of March! Spring is almost here and with it a ton of fun. With Senior Prom, March for Meals and the upcoming the Veterans Expo, there is a lot to take in. See the details below!
Each year, the March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This legislation supported the rapid growth of the nationwide network of senior nutrition programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – that collectively serve more than 247 million meals to over 2.8 million seniors each year.
Throughout the month, the Meals on Wheels network is joining forces for the awareness campaign to garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.
You can help Meals on Wheels Fairfield--not just by monetary donations, but by giving some of your time to help us reach our senior neighbors. If you have an hour a week--from 11-12NOON, you can make such a difference in the lives of so many around Fairfield County by providing timely meals and companionship to fight social isolation.
If this sounds like you, call our office at 803-635-3015 and learn more about what it takes to volunteer at FCCOA!
FCCOA is opening 2 new Meals on Wheels delivery routes Monday - Friday from 11-12NOON. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our amazing team of volunteers, contact the FCCOA office at 803-635-3015 or email Katelyn Creech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready to shake your groove thang? Senior Prom is coming up on Thursday, March 23rd at the Winnsboro Senior Center! It is a ticketed, evening event from 6PM-8PM. If you haven't already purchased your tickets, now is the time! All tickets are $10. Remember, this funky event is for members of the community ages 60 and up. (This event is not for children.)
On Friday, March 10th, the Fairfield County Veterans Office will be having their Annual Veterans Expo--from 10AM-2PM. This is a free event for the community with special benefits for veterans and their families including free health screenings, free food from Geared Up To Go Food truck and information from many vendors around Fairfield and Richland Counties. FCCOA will have an information table set up. Stop by, say hello and be sure to get the information you need if you are a veteran (or one's family member)!
Daylight Savings Time will begin on Sunday, March 12th. Your clocks will go forward an hour. Don't forget to change them the night before!
And the first day of Spring is on Monday, March 20th! Happy Spring, everyone!