After retiring from a career as an elementary school teacher, Betty wanted to find a meaningful way to spend her time. She was inspired by her memories of her grandmother who took care of her own parents as well as many other elderly people in their small town.
Betty brings not only a hot meal, but a smile to every Meals on Wheels senior. Her warm, fun loving personality is the brightest part of their day and her visit is something they look forward to. Betty takes the time to get to know each of the seniors on her regular routes. She knows their stories, their aches and pains, how their grandchildren are doing, and when they need a good laugh.
Betty takes time to get to know each of the seniors and makes sure that any non-nutritional needs that they have are met. Frequently, she informs the case workers at Meals on Wheels about problems the seniors have and tries to find solutions for them.
Most recently, Betty has been helping seniors prepare for hurricane season. Meals on Wheels delivers a case of water, a week of shelf stable meals, and a hurricane preparedness kit to seniors through its Operation IMpact. Her dedication has brought relief too many seniors, knowing that they will now have food and water if a storm hits. Betty demonstrates what it takes to be a champion in her care with seniors.