Meals are often more than just a lunch. Carl and Suzie moved from Illinois to enjoy their retirement. A former photographer, Suzie had spent time in Arkansas while traveling for her job. She loved the area – especially the capitol city of Little Rock. After much contemplation, the couple sold their property and headed to the natural state. Suzie and Carl were now far from their families and children but remained confident in their decision as they settled in to their new home.
However, their plans for a relaxing retirement were interrupted. Shortly after their arrival, Suzie became ill. Her health issues caused her to get below her ideal weight. She was now far from the help of friends and relying on a limited income. During what should have been her recovery period, Suzie was unable to afford the kind of groceries that would help her achieve her goal weight.
That’s when the couple turned to CareLink Meals on Wheels. Through the program, Suzie and Carl both began receiving daily deliveries. Each Meals on Wheels lunch includes 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance, providing clients with the proper amount of protein, vitamins and calories.
Within a matter of weeks, Suzie saw her health improve. Now 5 months later, she has reached the goal weight suggested by her doctor and is feeling great! Suzie credits her improvement to Meals on Wheels. “These meals have helped me feel healthy again!” she says. “My doctors are very happy with my progress. It’s a miracle and it’s all because of Meals on Wheels!”