By Belinda Whatley
Almost 15% of Dothan’s population is aged 65 years and older, and many of these seniors struggle to shop, prepare and cook healthy meals for themselves. For those who can’t make it out, not being able to cook their own food often means they go unfed.
However, with the help of Meals on Wheels, a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan, and Wesley Manor Retirement Community, people who are unable to prepare their own food have access to meals every weekday. Wesley Manor has been a partner with Meals on Wheels since the retirement community’s beginning more than forty years ago.
“For those who are not able to get out or cook, it means being able to have a hot, nutritious meal,” says Donna Everett, Wesley Manor’s Dining Services Director.