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Support the Lewis County Seniors: Emergency Meals
Author: peterabbarno
March 17, 2020

Emergency meals will be available through the Lewis County Seniors for individuals age 60 and over. To order emergency meals, please contact your local senior center by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The designated contact information and pick-up days are as follows:

Twin Cities

  • Wednesdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-748-0061
  • email: adria.murphy@lewiscountyseniors.org

Toledo

  • Thursdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-864-2112
  • email: diana.haug@lewiscountyseniors.org

Winlock

  • Thursdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-785-4325
  • Text Message: 360-262-4046
  • email: lindsay.giberson@lewiscountyseniors.org

Morton

  • Wednesdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-496-3230
  • email: sally.allen@lewiscountyseniors.org

Packwood

  • Wednesdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-494-6331
  • email: helen.sutterlict@lewiscountyseniors.org

PeEll

  • Thursdays 10-12
  • Phone: 360-880-6763
  • email: nora.davis@lewiscountyseniors.org

The Lewis County Seniors organization is important to our community by offering both nutritional and enrichment programs in Lewis County. After county funding cuts, the Lewis County Seniors formed a 501(c)(3) organization to continue serving the vital needs of our community; including nutritional and enrichment programs.

With the closing of the Senior Centers due to COVID-19, the Lewis County Seniors and United Way of Lewis County are continuing the nutrition program at the Centers and through deliveries.

To donate to the Lewis County Seniors Meal Program contact the Lewis County Seniors at https://lewiscountyseniors.org/ or visit the United Way of Lewis County at www.LewisCountyUW.com

Peter Abbarno with Miss Lewis County 2019 Rebecca Ford on the cover of Senior Dynamics. Peter was the Emcee of the Lewis County Seniors’ Fashion Show fundraiser.

There are tremendous benefits to supporting our Lewis County Seniors. Our seniors built and contributed so much to our community and I believe providing for their wellbeing is the right thing to do; especially during the COVID-19 crisis that disproportionately impacts this vulnerable population. Without a vaccine or cure, hygiene and nutrition are the only way to prevent long- and short-term illness and possibly death.

Peter Abbarno, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem and Candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

Each meal costs approximately $3.00-$5.00! Please consider donating to the Lewis County Seniors to continue their effort to bring nutrition to the most vulnerable in our community.

Why Support Senior Nutrition Programs?

Eating well is important for good nutrition at any age, but it is even more necessary for older adults because nutritional needs change. Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, quality of life and vitality. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, including living on a fixed income and in rural isolation, many seniors do not eat as well as they should. This can lead to poor nutrition or malnutrition.

During an epidemic like COVID-19, the need for proper nutrition is heightened. According to Seniors Lifestyle Magazine, factors that lead to homelessness in the elderly include:

  • Poverty. The leading cause of homelessness in seniors is financial instability. Without the means to afford safe housing, many seniors can eventually end up living on the streets.
  • Isolation. The death of a spouse can leave the remaining partner at risk of homelessness. For those who have no other family members or close friends, the depression and stress of losing their partner can mean the loss of everything for the one who remains.
  • Illness. For most of the seniors who are ill and homeless, mental illness is the number one factor. Unable to take care of themselves or manage money and without anyone to help, they often end up penniless and alone.

I strongly believe the programs administered by the Lewis County Seniors will help reduce the rate of poverty and homelessness among seniors in Lewis County; help increase the social, physical, and mental wellbeing of seniors in Lewis County; and help prevent COVID-19 illness that could lead to prolonged and expensive medical care and death. COVID-19 is bad enough, we can’t allow our seniors to fall further into poverty or homelessness.

Peter Abbarno, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem and Candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

To donate to the Lewis County Seniors Meal Program contact the Lewis County Seniors at https://lewiscountyseniors.org/ or visit the United Way of Lewis County at www.LewisCountyUW.com