Gazette News Report
XENIA — Anyone visiting the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center will notice a prominently displayed plaque honoring the Xenia Rotary Club.
The plaque shows the Rotary club has supported the center’s Home-Delivered Meal (HDM) Program for more than 26 years.
“This means more than some may realize,” said Executive Director Judy Baker.
Each year, the center prepares, packages and delivers thousands of meals to the aging in our community who cannot cook for themselves or go out to restaurants. The program has grown each year and especially in recent years as the aging population continues to rise.
Some of the individuals are unable to pay for this service and this becomes an unfunded amount in the center’s budget — usually anywhere from $15-20,000 a year. Without generous supporters like Rotary, the Center would have to deny meals to those who couldn’t pay. That hasn’t happened.
“The Rotary Club of Xenia cares about our community and believes in this program that helps so many of our vulnerable citizens,” said Rotary President Brian Stephan. “We are committed to many projects throughout the community and this is one of our top priorities.”
Anyone interested in being involved in the HDM Program, either as a volunteer or meal recipient or to donate, should contact the center at 937-376-4353.
Content provided by Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center.