Few things matter more to a culture or community than caring for the senior citizens. This past year has been a time of great challenges for America’s seniors and we are thankful for organizations that have stepped up to meet those challenges. For AMS, Senior Concerns is an organization doing a great work in our community and we not only support them in their fundraising efforts, but we have been personally involved as volunteers as well.
Coming up soon, in February, Senior Concerns is holding a month long virtual event to raise funds in support of their Meals on Wheels program. It’s called the Love Run! In the past the Love Run was not a virtual event, but this year requires an adaptation… a virtual RUN! Participants can run or walk a half marathon, 10K, 5K or One Mile race from wherever they are, any time during the month of February, and then log their time and distance online. They’ll also be able to see how they stack up to the other Love Runners. Click HERE for Love Run info.
This year AMS will team up in the Love Run with David and the Catlin Family at the Gold Sponsor level. David Catlin, one of the founding owners of AMS, along with his wife Linda, has long been involved with Senior Concerns. David served on the Board and he and Linda have dedicated time and energy to the organization out of concern for the Seniors in need in our community.
Senior Concerns is now delivering more than 4,000 meals a week, and their efforts have never been more vital to the lives and well-being of homebound seniors. In addition to freshly prepared, nutritious meals, they are also delivering nonperishable household essentials – things like shelf stable food, hard to find cleaning products, paper goods and personal care items. And, perhaps even more importantly, the team of volunteers who deliver the meals is providing a social connection for homebound seniors.
Meals on Wheels is but one of many quality-of-life programs offered by Senior Concerns. It is a private, non-profit organization that has served the community since 1975. The organization serves with a focus on frail and special-need seniors, caregivers and families. All Senior programs are offered without regard for the ability to pay. Read more about the organization HERE.
Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, had this to say about her hopes for the Love Run: “Our Meals on Wheels program has never been more needed than it is now, and our hope is that the virtual Love Run will be embraced by the community. We are grateful to the Catlin family and AMS Fulfillment for participating and for their ongoing support.”
We encourage all readers to join in the February Love Run, and help this outstanding organization continue to serve a vulnerable community. We have all been negatively impacted by COVID-19 this past year, but none more than our Seniors. Click HERE to join and run during the month of February.