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Meals on Wheels program to come under the Chelsea Area Senior Center umbrella

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Beginning on Oct. 1, the Chelsea Meals on Wheels program will be managed by the Chelsea Area Senior Center.

And, there will be an information session at the senior center on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. for all current and prospective Meals on Wheels volunteers, said Trinh Pifer, executive director of the center.

According to information from the Washtenaw County Senior Nutrition Program, changes are taking place county-wide to both the “congregate meal programs,” where meals are held in locations such as local senior centers and offer seniors an opportunity to socialize and share a meal with others, and in the Meals on Wheels programs, which deliver meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes or make a meal for themselves.

Seniors will often go to senior centers for meals and stay for senior activities or vice versa. Senior centers are locations that provide a lot of resources, events, and activities that are specific to seniors. So, having the meal programs at a senior center means that seniors participating in congregate meals and Meals on Wheels can more easily get connected with information about what is available to them, according to information from the county.

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