Piney Valley donates to Meals on Wheels program

Sue Hampson, CEO of Piney Valley, center, presents a check for $2,500 to support the Meals on Wheels program in Mineral County. Also pictured are Jim Hoover, Betsy Purdy, Louie Kitzmiller and Katie Robinette.

KEYSER, W.Va. — Piney Valley recently donated $2,500 to the Meals on Wheels program in Mineral County to support senior nutrition programs in its area.

Sue Hampson, CEO of Piney Valley, presented the donation to Jim Hoover, Betsy Purdy, Louie Kitzmiller and Katie Robinette of Aging & Family Services of Mineral County. Hampson said Piney Valley values its role in the community and is excited about the opportunity to give back.

“Piney Valley is pleased to support the invaluable work done through the Meals on Wheels program,” Hampson said. “Our employees live, work and volunteer their time in Mineral County, and they want us to support causes that will help the area. This is part of that overall mission.”

Aging & Family Services provides home-delivered meals to homebound senior citizens 60 years and older. Last year, more than 20,000 meals were delivered in Mineral County.

“For many recipients, the meal not only provides a majority of their nutrition for the day, but also decreases their feeling of isolation and helps them remain in their home,” said Louie Kitzmiller, director of finance and human resources for Aging & Family Services of Mineral County. “The Meals on Wheels program depends on donations and fundraisers to keep the program available to all eligible senior citizens. Aging & Family Services would like to thank Piney Valley for their support.”

Anyone wishing to receive more information about the Meals on Wheels program should call Purdy at 304-788-5467, ext. 112. There are some geographical limitations due to food safety and health department rules, but in those instances, a relative or neighbor can pick the meal up at the senior center.

Piney Valley is a 122-bed short- and long-term care center in Keyser that serves people throughout the region. The staff at Piney Valley is committed to helping people feel stronger and healthier to enjoy the fullness of a physical, emotional and spiritual life.

For more information on Piney Valley, visit www.pineyvalleywv.com to take a virtual tour or call 304-788-3415.

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