Haywood County Meals on Wheels

 

Contact:   Jeanne Naber, Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Mailing Address:   157 Paragon Parkway Suite #300
Clyde, NC 28721

Phone Number:
Secondary Phone Number:  
828-356-2442
828-452-6620 x2442

Fax Number:   828-452-6673

Email Address:   jnaber@haywoodnc.net

Website Address:   www.haywoodnc.net

Office Hours:   8:00pm to 5:00pm M-F

Location:   Travel on 19/23/74 towards Waynesville. Take exit 102 to 276 South - Russ Avenue. Drive through four traffic lights and turn left at the fifth light just past Wells Fargo Bank. Turn right a the second light to the Haywood County Department of Social Services. Park in the large parking lot on the left.

Agency Description:   Meals on Wheels provides nutritious to the elderly, homebound and disabled Haywood County residents who are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals on a regular or substitute basis.

Training:   Volunteers will receive on-the-job training to learn their route and will be introduced to their clients.

Time Commitment:   Delivery time is approximately two hours, usually from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Most volunteers have a regular delivery day and route. Substitute drivers may work various days to fill-in for regular drivers.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   The Meals on Wheels volunteer should have an understanding of the elderly and be able to empathize with the medical conditions of their clients. Meals on Wheels provides not only a nutritious meal but also personal contact. The volunteer may be the only person the recipient sees all day long so a positive attitude is essential. In case of an emergency, volunteers are trained to immediately call 911 and then the Program Coordinator to contact family members and the social worker.

Volunteer Involvement:   Volunteers will deliver nutritious meals to the elderly, homebound and disabled on a regular or substitute basis. They may also visit their recipients after all meals on their route have been delivered. 
 

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