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16 The Sidney Herald Sidney Mont Wed Sept 27 1972 Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program Here By HELEN PETRIK One of the newest civic projects in Sidney is the "Meals on Wheels" program. The purpose of the program is to provide one nutritionally balanced hot ineal per day, five days a week, for elderly per- sons who are not eating properly because they are unable to prepare their meals. This is in the area of preventive medicine as it has been proven that those who eat properly have less need for hospital care than those who do not. h pilot program was inaugurated May 1 in Sidney, initially serving seven senior citizens .... with meals catered by the Sidney Community Hospital. These meals consist of meat, I)tatoes, vegetable, salad, bread and butter and a dessert. A beverage is not furnished hut the cost per meal at this time is $1.50. Demie (iustodia, hospital dietician, supervises the preparation of the disposable food trays, with special at- tention ling given to those seniors who need special diets sueh as salt - free or sugar - free. The meals are then delivered by vohmteer drivers and runners between 12 and 12:30 p.m, One of the unique features of Sidney's "Meals on Wheels" program is the log kept by the runners on the physical state of the recipients- and also on their morale. If anything is amiss, it is either reported to the I{ichland County ttealth l)cpartment or the recipient's doctor. The runners try to work out their schedule to be able to spend some time visiting with the senior citizens. Volunteers are recruited from Sidney's churches, ser- vice organizations, clubs and others who are interested. Contributions have been received from various organizations to help defray the cost of trays and to help those .senior citizens who are unable to pay the full cost of the meals. Transportation chairman is Mrs. James Weitz, with Mrs. B. [). Ness as co-chairman, St. Matthew's Catholic (?hurch has vohmteered their facilities at the school for the program in the event that the number of those being served is tnore than the local hospital can t:atcr, These facilities meet health and sanitation standards tor Montana. The menu,s will still be supervised hy Miss Custodia. Any interested senior citizen who would like to be served by the "Meals on Wheels" program should contact the Ilichland " County Health l)epartment or the Welfare lWpartment A representative of these departments will contact them, determining the .l)ecial nee(Is in the diet. It shouhl be emphasized that this is not a welfare program. Those who are able to pay, the lull costs are charged ac- (.ordingly. ()nee the program is fully established, local money and federal funds will be matched on a 25 to 75 per cent ha,,d.s, Those seniors under assistance (:an defray part of their costs by food stamps. The "Meals on Wheels" program is one of the most meaningful programs yet developed in Sidney, The senior citizen who eats well stays well and out of the hospital, It's all a matter of economics and heart! Meals on Wheels gang Mrs. Jennie Moore, Mrs. % llospital Dietician Demie Custodio. Demie Custodio, Mrs." Laura Chapman, Debbie Larson and Mrs. Lula Fuhrman prepare meals. Dcmie Custodio, Mrs. James Weitz and Mrs. Oscar Olson discuss program. Viola Delaney, Mrs. B. D. Ness, Mrs. Art Miller. Mrs. James Weitz and Mrs. S. H. Braaten. ! Mrs. Laura Chapman and Mrs. Viola Delaney package meals. PL' tt2fg ,##OP IKraft's Parkay. 3 ,s Reynold's Potato Chips.. 1 Emerald Walnut Meats. eSoztin,6 ii Staley's Pancake ;" -..,rup...... , ,,o,. Bottle ! : i Kraft's Apple- Plum "-$1 I Jelly 4o,.ss . ! oz ,,n39C I' SAVE 25c uhen you buy a , I I' SAVE 35c uhsn you buy I E a zb. c,n or ]1 I I Io oz. a, or I I ",,. ,, ! I IF INSTANT FOL6ER'S rumr.n o u, rr= C I E ,rrn I I  CO CRTA I I:  * J I It  ,.c.. " II li00il$2.Sall I N Sl.3 I ! A! ! Sattler's Saturday Speclaqi U. S. No. 1 Tender Green Broccoli....... , U. S. No. Fresh Snoboy Cranberries 3 ''' 1 Pkgs. F U. S. No. 1 Fancy Flame Tokay I/q_ _ ,rapes . . . . . . . . ,.oo ApplesEXtra Fancy Idaho Golden Delicius 2 Ibs. 45 Hormel's Fully Cooked 189 Smokies . .Heat and Eat 12 oz. Pkg U. S.D.A. Choice Short Ribs of Beef Augsburger 0 Beer....... 6c $1.