Wheels for Meals 2013

WHEELS FOR MEALS - Saturday, May 11, 2013

Raise Money to Support the Home Bound Seniors in Chemung County
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People of all ages are invited to participate in this fun event to benefit Meals On Wheels of Chemung County. These are bike rides (not races) for people in three age categories: children, adults and seniors. 

Wheels on Meals Ride: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Riders Meet: Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY

Registration and Sign-In: Begins at 8:00 a.m.

Rides: All start at 9:00 a.m.
The riders will be supported by support vehicles and there will be rest stops along the routes.

Why do we provide home delivered meals?

¨ In excess of 5 million individuals -- an astonishing 11.4%of all seniors are at risk for hunger.

¨ These seniors are significantly more likely to be in poor or fair health. In addition, they are more likely to have lower intakes of major nutrients.

¨ 87% of Older Americans have 1 or more chronic diseases or conditions that can be improved by nutrition.

¨ 40% of community residing Americans eat poorly.  ¾ of African American and 2/3 or white older Americans eat less than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables combined per day.

¨ 50% of older caregivers are likely to be at nutritional risk

¨ 6 – 9 % of elderly waiting for surgery are undernourished

¨ The cost of keeping a senior in the comfort of their own home is $2500 per year compared to $50,000 + for a nursing home – saving tax payer dollars.