SeniorsPlus plans to hold its 2024 Fill the Plate Breakfast to benefit its Meals on Wheels nutrition program on Friday, March 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn.
Registration required and tickets, which go on sale in February, are limited. (The 2023 Fill the Plate Breakfast, featuring former WGME-TV award-winning, longtime anchor Kim Block, had a capacity audience.)
In addition to the keynote, the event includes the presentation of the Ikaria Award, which recognizes an individual or organization for singular and outstanding contributions toward improving the lives of older adults. Details of the event will be shared in January.
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Ikaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is considered one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” – places where an estimated one in three members of the population regularly lives an active life into their 90s.
The Fill the Plate Breakfast is presented in conjunction with March for Meals, a national campaign of the Meals on Wheels America.
Last year, SeniorsPlus delivered almost 175,000 meals to homebound older adults and adults with disabilities in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties through its Meals on Wheels program. Each meal provides one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrition, a safety check and a visit to these vulnerable adults. The majority of the clients of Meals on Wheels are lower income or on fixed income.
The overall program goal of SeniorsPlus is to assist older adults and adults with disabilities in our tri-county area to remain at home safely for as long as possible. The overwhelming majority of older adults (greater than 95% in an AARP survey) wish to remain at home until they die. The Meals on Wheels program provides nourishment, socialization and regular safety checks.