“According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 54.1 million people in the United States were 65 and older as of 2019—up from 39.6 million in 2009. That population is projected to reach 80.8 million by 2040, and 94.7 million by 2060.”

Of course, not all seniors are financially well off—and that’s where the Riverside County Meals on Wheels program comes in, providing homebound and often financially insecure seniors with enjoyable, healthy meals.

The Mizell Center in Palm Springs operates its MOW program under a contract with the county. In addition to delivering those meals to the homebound, Mizell operates a daily congregate meal program at the building on Ramon Road and Sunrise Way. That’s also where the kitchen that produces all of those meals is located—and as the number of meals continues to grow, that small kitchen is becoming more and more inadequate…”

[Read the full article at cvindependent.com]