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UMRC-Foundation-logo(Chelsea Update would like to thank Stephanie Van Koevering for the information in this story.)

The United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) Foundation recently today announced it will contribute $3,333 to Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (YMOW).

The gift will be used to provide more than 1,100 nutritious daily meals to area seniors, along with the warmth, company and friendship of delivery team members.

“We could not be more pleased to have UMRC’s support, especially as we move into the winter months,” said Alison Foreman, YMOW executive director.

“Cold weather often isolates older people in their homes, and flu season is a high-risk time for many. The care and comfort we bring is of vital importance, so we are grateful for the financial support we’re receiving from UMRC this year,” Foreman said.

“UMRC’s commitment to meeting the physical and emotional needs of older adults doesn’t end at the doors of our facilities,” said UMRC Foundation president Wendy Brightman. “It is part of the UMRC Foundation’s mission to support agencies that are doing great work on behalf of seniors in the communities UMRC serves, including Ypsilanti.  We believe strongly in partnering with like-minded organizations whose work in communities helps people age in place. We recognize the quality services and leadership of Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and are pleased to play a role in their future support for seniors.”

The YMOW grant was made as part of a trio of contributions announced today by the UMRC Foundation. Other recipients included Friends of Jackson Seniors — Meals on Wheels and Focus: Hope.

About the UMRC Foundation:

The UMRC Foundation is the charitable arm for United Methodist Retirement Communities, with headquarters in Chelsea, Michigan. Since its inception in 1998, the UMRC Foundation has provided over $15,000,000 through its Benevolent Care Fund to help UMRC residents remain in their homes when they outlive their resources. The mission of the UMRC Foundation is to promote the wellness, dignity, and independence of seniors by supporting UMRC residents, staff, and the communities UMRC serves.


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