Volunteers in High Demand for Meals on Wheels

By Jack Nissen
Clinton County Chatter

Fred Smitz, a resident of Clinton County, is bed-ridden. With the inability to move or speak, he relies on those around him to attend to even his most basic needs. While family bears the brunt of most of the responsibility, Meals on Wheels, one of the Tri-County Office of Aging’s programs, assists in the food packaging and delivery of meals to Smitz. “Fred has been a recipient of Meals on Wheels for about a year,” said Gale Smitz, Fred Smitz’s wife. “Being on low income, the program has helped us out a lot.”

Many adults over the age of 60 share Gale Smitz’s husband’s dependency.