DelmarShiloh-100-dMeals on Wheels for Western New York, a nonprofit organization providing home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County, believes that 100 years is a big deal!  That’s why the organization pulls out all the stops to help clients celebrate this major milestone birthday.

Meals on Wheels for Western New York has a special client who is reaching his 100th birthday this week.  Delmar S. of Buffalo will turn 100 on Thursday, August 8, 2013.

That day, Delmar will receive something extra special with his meals.  He’ll receive a small birthday cake, a MOW birthday card and a gift that was picked out specifically for him.

“Our clients are a part of our extended family at Meals on Wheels,” Tara A. Ellis, CEO and President, said. “We see clients five days a week for years on end so friendships naturally form. And, of course, we want to help our friends celebrate the big moments in their lives.”

For many clients, the Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff may be the only visitors they receive regularly so the companionship aspect of meal delivery can be just as critical – in some cases more critical – than the nutritious meals.