Supporting the work of Meals on Wheels ensures older adults living in Fairfield County will have access to vital services at a time in their lives when they are needed.
On November 7, Fairfield County voters will be asked to approve a replacement of the current 0.8 mil levy for the provision of senior services by and through Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County. State law requires Meals on Wheels to seek renewed voter support every five years. The current levy is set to expire at the end of 2023.
Meals on Wheels provides critical meal services and 20+ other services for the rapidly growing population of older adults. Over the next 10 years, our county will experience a huge growth spurt in persons 60 years of age and older. The senior population will continue to rise in our county until the last of the baby boomers come of age before leveling out around the year 2040.
The rapid growth in the senior population coupled with the high cost of food, labor, and operating expenses has caused the cost of services to outpace the levy income. The replacement levy will generate the necessary funds to meet the growing demand while avoiding a wait list for meals and other critical services.
Meals on Wheels Fairfield County has become a societal institution in the provision of meals and other necessary services ensuring health, connection, and independent living for thousands of older adults living in Fairfield County. It makes sense to invest in our services. Meals on Wheels can care for an older adult for an entire year in their own home for less than one day in the hospital or seven days in a nursing home. Our services are a good value! Our services improve the quality of life for seniors. You can make sure these services remain intact.
Please join us in supporting the Meals on Wheels Senior Services levy with a YES vote on November 7.
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(Information provided by Meals on Wheels Senior Services Levy Committee)