Pontiac Meals on Wheels
Pontiac Meals on Wheels is located at 248 South Telegraph Road in Pontiac.
Telephone # (248) 738-9393
Pontiac Meals on Wheels is
funded partially by the Activity for the Month: Oakland County Fair
or Eastern Market Tuesdays
Federal Older Americans
Act and the Michigan
Office of Services to the
11 am – 7 pm in Shed 2.
Aging through the Area The Oakland County Fair parking; it is senior day!
Agency on Aging 1-B. begins on Tuesday, July
Pontiac Meals on Wheels Additionally, several
complies with the terms 12 and continues If you can’t make it to
vendors at the Eastern
and regulations of Title V through Sunday, July 17. the fair, consider a visit
of the Civil Rights Act of
Market accept the
Visit the fair for 4-H fun to Detroit’s Eastern
1964 as amended and Bridge Card. Help
and other numerous Market. In addition to
Section 504 of the Social support Michigan’s
Rehabilitation Act of activities. The fair is held being open on the
economy! Take time to
1973 and is an EEOE at Springfield Oaks weekends, the Eastern
program. Reasonable visit the Fair or the
County Park located at Market is now open on
accommodation will be Eastern Market. Both
provided upon 12451 Andersonville Tuesdays through
help support our local
notification or request. Road in Davisburg, September 27.
farmers and businesses.
48350. All seniors who Local goods will be
attend on Friday, July available for sale from
15th will receive ½ off
Tips to Better Health: Goodbye Food Pyramid
Hello My Plate! vegetables. The In addition to the types
The USDA has replaced remaining half should of foods and portion
the Food Guide be split with one sizes, the USDA
Pyramid with a simpler quarter of grains (half recommends that
image on healthy eating of those each day being people drink more
tips from the USDA. whole grain) and the water and reduce
The new icon is a plate other quarter should be sweetened beverages.
which shows what and a source of protein. In Low fat milk is also a
how much of each food addition to what is on good choice and
group should make up the plate, there is an important to include in
each meal. additional spot for a a well-balanced diet.
type of low fat dairy. Here’s to a healthier
The new With the release of this population!
recommendations are new icon, the USDA
that one half of your hopes that people will
plate should be made eat less and be aware
up of fruits and of portion sizes.
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BEWARE OF THE HEAT & HEAT ILLNESS
During the summer months, when temperatures rise, serious health risks can result. Though rare, the most
serious heat related illness is heat stroke. It most often affects very young people as, well as, the elderly.
While the body perspires to keep cool, sometimes it may not cool properly or enough; resulting in heat-
related illness. Early stages of heat illness include cramps, severe headach, nausea and vomiting. A person
will also begin to feel severe weakness which could ultimately lead to lack of consciousness. To avoid heat-
related illness, experts offer the following advice:
Avoid the outdoors, or prolonged exposure during the hottest hours of the day, 11 am – 4 pm. If you
are outside, wear light-colored & light-weight clothing. You should also wear a hat. Avoid wearing
materials that are 100% cotton which holds sweat, making your body’s cooling process more difficult.
Do not wait until you are thirsty as a sign. Stay hydrated at all times.
It is best to avoid caffeine and alcohol; both cause dehydration and irritability.
BE SURE TO STAY COOL & HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!
Senior Center Happenings:
The Pontiac Meals on Wheels annual senior appreciation picnic will be sponsored again this year by AARP. It
will take place at the Bowen Senior Center located at 52 Bagley in Pontiac on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. AARP
State Director Jacqueline Morrison will speak on the Protect Our Senior Campaign; which covers Social
Security and Medicare. A picnic lunch will follow along with Bingo! Bingo prizes are courtesy of AARP. We
hope you can make it!
Special Notes from Pontiac Meals on Wheels
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR
HOMEBOUND CLIENTS: State & County health If you will not be home Get to know your
To all of our pet lovers guidelines prevent us for a meal delivery, delivery person by
that receive meals on from leaving your home please call us to cancel name! This helps our
wheels; please keep your delivered meal on your your delivery for the office staff track down
pet restrained during front porch. The only day you will be away. your delivery in the
delivery hours. If our exception is if you We appreciate a 24- event that your driver is
driver’s approach your provide an insulated hour advance notice. running late or you
house and notice you have container that is animal have other delivery
After three consecutive
a pet that is not proof and retains the issues/comments.
restrained, they will not meal temperature. Pontiac Meals on Thank you for your
stop for your meal Please do not ask your Wheels may consideration.
delivery. Please keep your driver to leave the meal temporarily suspend
pet leashed or restrained on the front porch. your meal delivery.
until after your meal
delivery. Thank you for
Pontiac Meals on Wheels has faced drastic cuts in the State and Federal funds distributed by the Area Agency
Proper Handling of Your Meals
on Aging 1-B. This funding is less than the actual cost to keep the program going. Your donations are
important to us, no matter the size; and help us to continue your service. Please send what you can to help
ensure that we’re able to continue this valuable service to all of our Pontiac Meals on Wheels clients.
Remember, we ask for a donation of $2.50 per meal. This includes the food and delivery. If this amount
creates hardship, we will gladly provide the meal at no charge.
Pontiac Meals on Wheels will be hosting two fundraising events during the month of August to help with
the shortfall. Please call 248-738-9393 for more information.
Featured Recipe: Fresh Broccoli Salad
2 heads fresh broccoli
1 red onion
1/2 pound bacon (USE TURKEY BACON TO CUT FAT & CALORIES)
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar (USE SPLENDA TO CUT CALORIES)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1. Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly
brown. Cool and crumble.
2. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size
slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, and almonds.
3. To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until
smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.
Proper Handling of Your Meal
Proper handling (storing and reheating) of your meal is important to your health and well-being. Please don’t allow
your meal to sit out on a countertop or table. Additionally, be sure the driver hands you your meal or brings it in for
you---leaving a meal on the porch is unsafe. When you receive your meal, if you do not plan to eat it right away,
put it in your refrigerator. When you choose to reheat it- refer to the instructions on the label.
Always follow these tips:
1) Heat leftovers and precooked food to at least 165°F. Food should be hot to the touch and steaming.
2) Cover foods to hold in moisture and provide even heating.
3) Serve reheated foods immediately.
4) Reheat foods as rapidly as possible.
5) Rotate or stir foods once or twice during cooking.
6) Never reheat food more than once.
7) Reheat your meal by placing it in a preheated oven (350°F) for 15-20 minutes or by microwaving on
medium-high for 4-5 minutes. Be sure it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F!
Liquid Meals Are Available
Pontiac Meals on Wheels now has Ensure and Ensure Plus liquid meals available. A doctor’s prescription
is required. Meals on Wheels clients or those 60 years and older can pick up the product at our facility
or have it delivered to their home.
Case prices are: Ensure (pick up) $10.00/case; Ensure Plus (pick up) $12.00/case. A delivery fee may
apply. Contact Meals on Wheels for more information at 248-738-9393.
Pontiac Meals on About Our Organization
Pontiac Meals on Wheels serves the Pontiac, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake
248 South Telegraph Road areas. We are happy to provide this service to the community and hope to do so
for many more years to come.
Pontiac Meals on Wheels is partially funded by funds from federal and state
PHONE: agencies. These funds are distributed by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B in
(248) 738-9393 Southfield.
FAX: Our primary goal is to serve the nutritional needs of the homebound and
(248) 738-9531 congregate elderly in our service area. Unfortunately, less than a third of senior
citizens eat properly. A nutritious diet is important to lengthen and improve the
quality of life. Senior citizens that are 60 years or older, homebound and living
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