Federal budget cuts would reduce services to senior residents.
By Keith Harrison A lot of us question the wisdom of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Jim had no choice but to jump. He had just been shot down over France. Now at the age of 96, Jim has spent most of his life with his head in the clouds. Jim was born […]
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County provides nutritious, home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled residents of Tarrant County, Texas. In this client spotlight, meet 87-year-old Jokie.
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ARLINGTON — Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is always looking for volunteer drivers. On Tuesday, it got one from NASCAR — in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Chevrolet Camaro pace car, no less. Rising star Austin Dillon, who was NASCAR’s Rookie of the Year and finished third in points in the Nationwide Series last […]
With no food deliveries, some residents would be forced into nursing homes Freddie Neese does not want to live in a nursing home. The 66-year-old who has congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart said he’s able to stay in his own home – for now – with help from programs such as Meals on […]
Automatic federal funding cuts known as sequestrations are trickling down and coming dangerously close to the stomachs of poor, elderly, and disabled Tarrant County residents who receive home-delivered meals. The measure that took effect March 1 is expected to cut $1.2 trillion over 10 years from government agencies. Continue Reading
TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – An agency that helps provide meals to the elderly is itself in need of help. Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is dealing with a critical shortage of funds. Executive Director Carla Jutson said state and federal budget cuts created a $400,000 shortfall and while private contributions have made up most […]