Kane Senior Council seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels

  • Volunteers are needed to deliver meals as part of the Meals on Wheels program, offered by the Kane Senior Council.

    Volunteers are needed to deliver meals as part of the Meals on Wheels program, offered by the Kane Senior Council. Courtesy of Kane Senior Council

Submitted by Tasha Samuels
Updated 9/21/2018 6:42 PM

The Kane Senior Council is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to frail and homebound seniors in Aurora.

Meals on Wheels are delivered five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Deliveries typically take an hour.

Requirements to volunteer are a valid driver's license, current car insurance, a background check and attending a volunteer training.

In addition to Meals on Wheels drivers, the Kane Senior Council is always in need of volunteers for the Community Dining locations to help serve food to those seniors that dine there. The community dining centers are welcoming places where seniors can hang out and socialize with other seniors as well as receive a meal. The meals are made fresh and give seniors variety in their diets. Each community dining center is managed by friendly staff and volunteers. The dining centers are at: Aurora Senior Services Associates, 900 N. Lake St., Aurora, (630) 746-0566; or Elgin Senior Services Associates, 101 S. Grove Ave., Elgin, (630) 746-0619.

If interested in delivering meals or any volunteer opportunities, visit the website at www.KaneSeniorCouncil.org or contact the council at (630) 338-0999 for more information.

Many seniors have difficulty shopping for food and preparing their own meals. As a result, they might skip a meal because they don't have food or because they just can't prepare it themselves.

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The caterers prepare a wide variety of food that is specially created for the needs of seniors -- including those with special dietary needs. The meals are single-serve, easy to eat, and delivered right to the seniors by the volunteers. Meals are just one part of the Meals on Wheels program that Kane Senior Council delivers with each visit. In addition to the food, seniors receive a well-being check and, if necessary, an emergency follow-up if something is not right.

While these steps make sure that these seniors are safe, it also helps build a trusting and lasting relationship with the seniors who count on the Kane Senior Council.

While Kane Senior Council is a new organization, they have deep roots in the senior community. In fact, the roots go back to 1975 when the DuPage Senior Citizens Council began advocating and providing services for seniors in need in DuPage County. The DuPage Senior Citizens Council/Kane Senior Council is a nonprofit 501(c)3, volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to helping seniors live with safety and dignity.

The Kane Senior Council provides Meals on Wheels, community dining, well-being checks, pet care and food assistance and intergenerational activities.

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