Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 28, 2014

Consider home delivered meals

By David Prigg
Sun contributor

CROSSVILLE — Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) is once again trying to find all the residents of Fairfield Glade who could benefit from meals being delivered to their homes at a minimal charge or in some cases at no charge at all. These meals are prepared by the Good Samaritans-FG and are delivered by volunteer drivers. The meals consist of a soup, an entrée, a dessert, and a beverage. These are the same meals prepared and served to the residents who reside at the Good Samaritan-FG campus. Either three or six meals per person can be delivered each week.

Who qualifies to receive these Home Delivered Meals? Any resident who is homebound for reasons such as a medical condition, a physical handicap, or mental instability will qualify. Those who have lost a spouse or partner and have never had to cook for themselves. Those who are returning from the hospital, rehab center, nursing home, or other medical institution and need help in reestablishing and maintaining good nutrition. A home where one individual is the Care Giver for their partner or other family member and finds it difficult to prepare adequate meals, can also qualify. Those who don’t, can’t, or shouldn’t drive can receive these meals and leave the car in the garage. And finally, people who are financially unable to feed themselves adequately can receive these meals free of charge while the FGRS “Caring Connections” team works to help you stabilize your life.

FGRS is pleased to serve the residents of Fairfield Glade and feel honored to be able to help someone who wishes to remain in their home but is finding it difficult to do so. Please don’t hesitate, call the FGRS Center at 456-7272 during office hours, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9 a.m. till Noon and let’s talk about Home Delivered Meals. Or, call anytime, leave a message, and someone will get back to you to discuss how FGRS can help. Remember, “Together, We Can Enhance Our Quality of Life.”