Meals on Wheels preps for heat

Published: Jul. 6, 2018 at 5:10 PM EDT
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Meals on Wheels volunteers are paying extra attention to the people they deliver to in the heat.

Regular volunteers are able to note any changes in the house temperatures or changes in behavior due to heat.

Additionally, the food is kept in insulated packs to ensure that it stays at its regular temperature.

Plus, other supplies are available to keep older folks cool.

"We have a very limited supply of air conditioners and fans, so that when volunteers or case managers find that a person is in a home that does not have the kind of cooling that will keep them safe, then we can provide them with an air conditioner or fan," says Beth Bland, Director of Senior Services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham.

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