HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The person who lives next door to you might need help during this winter season as snow and ice can make travel difficult for the elderly this time of year.
The Valley Program for Aging Services is reminding people to look out for them.
For many of the aging members of our community, doing things like shoveling driveways or getting out of the house may be difficult when there is ice or snow on the ground.
Beth Bland, the director of senior services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for the Valley Program for Aging Services said volunteers weren't able to deliver Meals on Wheels either Monday or Tuesday because of the weather.
She said it would be nice if people could at least check on their elderly neighbors during the winter weather to make sure they have what they need.
Wednesday morning volunteers were heading back out to deliver the meals again and they do give some meals in advance if they know there's going to be winter weather, but they can't always predict.
"That's why it's even more important that we count on our neighbors to go check on their older neighbors that might need some help, so if they don't have anything in the house, or anything that's easy for them to prepare, maybe the neighbor can take over a plate of food," said Bland.
While it may sound simple, it's something that is overlooked. Bland also said the people may enjoy some companionship as well.
The Meals on Wheels program is also looking for volunteers to help deliver meals.
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