New Year’s Day 2018 – A Great Day for Auburn Hills Meals on Wheels Seniors

The year started out wonderful for our homebound Meals on Wheels seniors because of a compassionate local business and some fantastic volunteers.

For the second year in a row, Harbor Chase Assisted Living sponsored the New Year’s Day Meals on Wheels by providing a wonderful meal. Because we don’t deliver meals on the holiday, our seniors are provided with frozen meals ahead of time. With the generosity of Harbor Chase, the seniors received a delicious tasty meal. Continue reading “New Year’s Day 2018 – A Great Day for Auburn Hills Meals on Wheels Seniors”

New Year’s Day 2018 – A Great Day for Auburn Hills Meals on Wheels Seniors

Frigid Temperatures Can Be Deadly to the Frail and Elderly

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This morning, the news reported the tragic deaths of two older adults found outside in this horrible cold.

Why they were outside we might never know, but it’s a huge wake-up call for all of us to check on our older family members, friends, and neighbors. What can you do?

  • Make a phone call, visiting or just being observant could prevent another tragedy.
  • If you have elderly family members or neighbors offer to go out and get their mail, take the trash out or in or even stop at the grocery store and grab a few items for them so they do not have to go outside.
  • If you are cooking dinner, make a little bit extra and take it to them. A warm home-cooked meal can make any frigid day feel warmer.
  • Shovel or plow out their driveway and sidewalk. This is really important in case an emergency occurs or they are receiving Meals on Wheels.
  • If your elderly family members are not close by, make sure you have a neighbor or friends contact information in case you can’t contact your family member.

If you are concerned about an elderly or frail senior, please do not hesitate to call 911 to report your concern.

The City of Auburn Hills Senior Services Department is another good resource for non-emergency programs and services for older adults.

Let’s help protect those who have given so much to our community.


Karen Adcock, Director of Senior Services

Frigid Temperatures Can Be Deadly to the Frail and Elderly