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North County Meals on Wheels Program Transferring to Seneca County Office of Aging

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Beginning January 1, 2016, the North County Home Delivered Meal Program, or Meals on Wheels, will be administered directly by the Seneca County Office for the Aging. Jamie Damoth, who has coordinated the Meals on Wheels program for the American Red Cross, Finger Lakes Chapter, will continue to administer the program from the Office for the Aging. Meals will continue to be prepared at the Huntington Living Center and be delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers.

“I am thrilled that through our relationship with Seneca County, people who have come to rely on Meals on Wheels can count on this service to continue without any disruptions,” said Carlos McCluskey, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Finger Lakes Chapter. “On behalf of everyone at the Red Cross, I want to thank Jamie and all of the Meals on Wheels volunteers, and I know they’ll continue to do great work for this community through the Office for the Aging.”

The Red Cross is shifting its focus and resources to providing its core services: helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters; supporting members of the military and their families; providing lifesaving training including CPR/AED/First Aid; and ensuring access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products.

“I would like to thank the American Red Cross for their 30-plus years of service to the Office of the Aging and the seniors of our county,” said Angela M. Reardon, Director, Seneca County Office of the Aging. “I would also like to thank the many volunteer drivers and delivery people for continuing on as volunteers for the Office for the Aging.”

Beginning January 1, 2016, the phone number for the North County Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) Program will be 315-539-1621. For more information on Red Cross disaster services, services to the armed forces, blood services and health and safety classes, please visit or call the Finger Lakes Chapter at 607-936-3766.