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Meals on Wheels program still rolling

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Some inaccurate news reports have suggested that certain Meals on Wheels programs may be discontinued.

The following is a statement from Jean Wood, executive director, Minnesota Board on Aging:

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"Minnesota seniors continue to receive the home-delivered meals they need and expect. The Minnesota Board on Aging in Minnesota is unaware of any Meals on Wheels providers that plan to stop serving meals in the coming months.

"Current providers have contracts that run through December 2009 and we expect them to continue. However, we will make the necessary arrangements for any senior that is not receiving their scheduled meals."

While two programs that provided home-delivered meals went out of business in 2008, other programs were able to provide service to the affected seniors.

For more information or to arrange for senior meals, contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

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