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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Christ Church Coudersport Hosts Dinner to Benefit Potter County Meals on Wheels Program

by Diocesan staff
A fundraiser dinner will be held on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church with proceeds benefiting the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging Home Delivered Meals Program, commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels. The Christ Episcopal Church is located at 601 N. Main Street in Coudersport.

The dinner will include chicken n’ biscuits, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage (coffee, tea, soda, or milk) for a donation of $9.00. Take-outs will be available. Walter Baker, former owner of the Hotel Crittenden, and members of the church congregation will be preparing the dinner. Staff and volunteers of the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging will be donating a variety of homemade desserts and volunteering as waiters and waitresses for the event.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is a service designed to assist frail or homebound individuals over the age of 60 who are unable to prepare meals, have no one to cook for them, and meet vulnerability criteria such as not being able to perform daily activities including eating, dressing, bathing, shopping, cooking, and driving. The service allows older adults to stay in their homes, maintain some independence, and avoid or delay nursing home placement. It also provides regular checks on the well-being of frail older adults and visits from friendly volunteer meal deliverers.

The need for home delivered meals in our county has been growing steadily over the past several years. Limited government funding and increased costs have made it challenging for the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging to meet the demand. The agency seeks to avoid implementing a waiting list or having to tell older adults who could benefit from this vital service that there is not enough funding to serve them.

The Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging encourages everyone to support the Christ Episcopal Church’s fundraiser dinner to benefit the Home Delivered Meals Program. Donations are also accepted and appreciated. Please make checks payable to Potter County AAA and send to Potter County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, c/o Home Delivered Meals, P.O. Box 241, Roulette, PA 16746.

Any person desiring information about Aging services and programs is encouraged to call the Area Agency on Aging at (814) 544-7315 or visit the Potter County Human Services website.
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Anonymous said...

hard to believe we need to resort to fundraisers to provide meals like this. Good for PCHS employees for doing this, but they shouldn't have to.

Anonymous said...

I assume what 8:16 is saying is that family and church and community should address these needs instead of taxpayers? I agree with that philosophy. These meals should only go to those who are not blessed with family, church of community support and cannot afford them on their own.

Anonymous said...

I know a young man who is disabled through no fault of his own. He has applied for all kinds of help and atop of all the forms it says that they will check and investigate all applicants. He is and has been 100% honest on all forms but yet gets denied. In the meantime we know of a family who has never worked a day in their lives, pops out kid after kid, lies on the application, claims to be unfit to work yet hikes the hills to get illegal dear and ride ATV's. Then have the nerve to brag that they toss leftovers away because the do not believe in eating them.