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Commissioner Hanzlick joins volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels celebration in March

Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels is participating in the 17th Annual March for Meals campaign during the month of March. The focus is on raising awareness about senior hunger, recruiting additional community volunteers, and providing friendly visitors to homebound seniors in Johnson County.

One in four seniors may not know where they will get their next meal. With the help of Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels, senior meal recipients are delivered a hot meal Monday-Friday. More than half of the recipients state that the volunteer is the only person they see or talk to each day. Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels helps them remain happy and healthy in their home for a longer period of time.

Meals on Wheels programs have come together each March since 2002 to celebrate this proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals who ensure that our seniors are not forgotten. 

As part of March for Meals' special Community Champions Week, Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21, Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels has invited elected officials, city officials, and officers with the police and fire departments to not only deliver meals, but to raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels as well.

Volunteer delivery people includes:

  • Merriam Community Development Director Bryan Dyer
  • Merriam Director of P&R Anna Slocum
  • Merriam Finance Director Cindy Ehart 
  • MED-ACT Division Chief Roger Lippert 
  • EMS Adiel Garcia
  • Olathe Fire MIH Kevin Harris
  • Commissioner Janeé Hanzlick
  • OP Police Officer Bill Koehn
  • OP Fire Tricia Roberts + Fire Marshall
  • Lenexa Police Officer Megan Larson
  • Merriam Police Officer Chris Brokaw
  • Congresswoman Sharice Davids
  • Prairie Village Police Chief Tim Schwartzkopf   
  • Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers
  • Spring Hill Police Officer Jason Abel
  • EMS Ann Black
  • Merriam Public Works Director Kevin Bruemmer
  • Kansas Representative Rui Xu   
  • Kansas Representative Megan Lynn

If you are interested in volunteering, upcoming volunteer orientations are set for March 21, April 2 and April 25 from 1-3 p.m. located at 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061. For more information, call 913-715-8895.

 

 

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