Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Shirley

Shirley delivers meals every Monday and Friday, and has helped in other capacities such as picking up and packaging Panera Bread for client distribution.

"I knew when I retired that I wanted to volunteer with seniors and hopefully something involving food. When I came in (to Elder Services) and learned more about Meals on Wheels, I knew that was it!

I like getting to know the clients and trying to help fill a void in their lives. it warms my heart that they are so appreciative for the meals and a chance to visit with someone. Getting to know the other volunteers has also been wonderful."

Asked about challenges, Shirley mentions "sometimes not being able to get there from 20 miles out in the country when winter weather makes rural roads treacherous."