Volunteers are urgently needed to assist at senior meal sites in Malden, announced Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) this week. The new volunteers will help the Meal Site Manager in the daily operations of the lunch program, but they are also an important part of providing a warm and friendly atmosphere and a chance for older adults to socialize.
“My life has been transformed since attending the dining site. I now have a purpose in life,” said one site visitor, explaining that the program enabled her to re-engage with others and find a community to belong to.
Volunteer duties may include setting tables, taking reservations for the meals, food preparation, serving the meal and cleanup.
There are many older adults and people with disabilities who rely on this meal site for a nutritionally balanced meal, which for some is the only meal of the day. In addition, the opportunity to interact with volunteers and fellow visitors is invaluable.
An hour or two of your time has an impact that is immeasurable. The team at MVES hopes that you will give your time to improve the quality of life of others in the community.
Please contact MVES Volunteer Engagement Manager Nicole Sanders O’Toole at 781-388-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get involved. Assistance is needed at the Markey Senior Center (Malden Council on Aging, 7 Washington St. in Malden) as well as at the Malden Housing Authority (630 Salem St., Malden). Scheduling specifics will be discussed when you call.
About Mystic Valley Elder Services
Mystic Valley Elder Services is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources to older adults, people living with disabilities, and caregivers. Based in Malden, Mass., MVES serves Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Agency services include coordination of home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels, and information and referrals. For more information, please call 781-324-7705 or visit www.mves.org.