October is Here!
As October is upon us, we've had some great news here at FCCOA that we are excited to share with you.
Firstly, we have received funding from not one--but two different sources to help us further our services. The first came from Dominion Energy. Their financial support will enable us to obtain a generator to keep our kitchen running despite inclement weather!
The second grant we received was via a collaboration program between Food Lion and Meals on Wheels--called Food Lion Feeds. FCCOA was one of 13 other programs across the US vying for a space in this program. The funds will be used to continue our weekend meals program. This will ensure that our clients have meals every day of the week--even when the office is closed!
Farmers Market Vouchers
For all the seniors who received Farmers Market vouchers from this summer's program: REMEMBER to use your vouchers before October 15th!
There had been an unavoidable delay this past summer; however, this Fall, we are looking forward to having a podiatrist visit the senior center from the Eau Claire Health Cooperative. Stay tuned for more information!
Jiffy Lube Partnership
As part of their Drive To Do More commitment to support charities and volunteers nationwide, Jiffy Lube is collaborating with Meals on Wheels to raise funds and awareness that will help our seniors stay nourished. We’re excited to invite Jiffy Lube customers to join the effort. From October 1 to October 31, customers who receive oil changes, tire rotations or other vehicle maintenance will be able to donate $3 to Meals on Wheels at check-out. Funds raised in our local community will be used to support our efforts at Fairfield County Council on Aging! Learn more about the partnership and find a Jiffy Lube location for your next car service.
A great benefit is that individuals--including staff and volunteers of a Meals on Wheels location--will receive a 15% discount off any car services at Jiffy Lube. Note: This perk is only available to active volunteers and personel associated with Meals on Wheels. (Active volunteers: contact Moriah Manning at 803-635-3015 to receive your discount letter.) Additional Note: This is a cool perk for helping. Jiffy Lube and Meals on Wheels will take care of you while you help take care of your older neighbors. If you haven't thought of helping deliver meals, now is your chance to find out what it's all about!
FCCOA is conductng a housing stability survey and we are looking for a good sample size from the area. If you are over the age of 60, please stop by and fill out our three-question survey on housing. In return, we have a free resource guide compiled of the local organizations if you should need assistance. There is a limited number of resource guides printed, so it will be first come first served. Come by FCCOA offices during business hours.
Lastly, we are gearing up for the Angel Tree project. As the holidays are drawing ever closer, remember that Giving Tuesday (November 25th) is coming up quickly. Your timely gifts can help ensure that local seniors also have a happy holiday season.