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Ypsilanti Meals On Wheels Staying Connected To Clients

Apr 23, 2020

Credit Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels / ymow.org

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels has launched a new program called “Only a Ring Away” to help their clients during the COVID-19 crisis.  


Staff and volunteers call clients once a week to ask about their mental and emotional well-being.  Sandy Bosch is a spokesperson for the organization and says this new service also helps maintain a social connection with many people who live alone. 

"And then we ask about any symptoms they may have that could be a sign that they have contracted the COVID-19 virus.  We ask if they’ve had a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue."

Ypsilanti’s Meals on Wheels is currently making over 170 calls a week.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu