Who are our heroes?
The kupuna who have spent their lives helping us grow, making sacrifices and shaping the world we live in today.
The epidemic of senior hunger is a growing issue we can no longer deny. Below are some compelling facts that give a glimpse of the situation and what we can do to help.
By the year 2020, one out of every four people in Hawaii will be 60 years and older.Only 46% of our frail sick and homebound seniors reported getting out of their home at least once a week.Nearly 1 in 3 residents of Hawaii over the age of 60 are trying to make ends meet on an annual income that is below $10,000The average Meals on Wheels recipient is female, 85 years of age, of Asian or Pacific Island descent and subsists on an income of less than $1,000 a month.Providing meals to seniors, which enables them to stay in their homes and avoid costly institutionalization, can be the difference between $37.50 for a week of home delivered meals vs. $470 for a week of institutionalization.
Mission: Lanakila Meals on Wheels relies on community support to serve more than 1,200 seniors every day. As Hawaiis largest meal provider, services reach our kupuna with the greatest need in low-income and rural areas. Delivering so much more than a meal, our staffand volunteers also provide companionship and a bridge to support services, helping our elders stay in their own homes with dignity.
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