Community, County making efforts to feed older adults

Winters Senior Apartments manager Jim Stolley and Lallia Pohl deliver meals and cards to residents. (Courtesy photo)

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Winters community members and the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance brought meals to older adults in the senior apartments this month.

Buckhorn BBQ Truck co-owners Silverio Arteaga and Marie Rojo-Heilman teamed up to bring meals to older adults residing at the Winters Senior Apartments on Morgan Street last Wednesday evening.

“What’s heavy on my heart is I want to bring food to the seniors,” Rojo-Heilman said.

Rojo-Heilman said told Arteaga she wanted to love on local seniors and together they made it happen. With the assistance of their employee Miguel Centeno and her grandchildren Alex and Lallia Pohl, they were able to deliver a barbecue meal to each of the apartment residents.

Along with the meals, they also delivered a hand-crafted card from preschool students at the Winters Parent Nursery School. WPNS Teacher/Director Ciara Hapworth-Eldridge said the students had big-hearts and wanted to make sure their community grandmas and grandpas felt love this holiday season.

Earlier this month, The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance brought their Healthy Aging Food Truck out to both the Winters Senior Apartments and the Blue Mountain Terrace apartments to bring meals for older adult residents.

Through their new Mobile Meal Program, on Dec. 15 they not only provided free meals at both locations, but also gifted them with an additional take-home meal.

Sheila A. Allen, YHAA Executive Director, said the meals cost $10 each to provide and were made possible through donations made to support the program. For more information on how to support the efforts, visit https://www.yolohealthy

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