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Councilman Johnson opposes proposed change for frozen Meals on Wheels delivery

Thursday February 8, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (D) 21 has sent a letter to the members of KIPDA’s Board of Directors opposing an idea to serve frozen meals in the “Meals on Wheels” program.

“I want to go on record as being totally opposed to the proposed changes,” said Johnson, in his letter.

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency had talked about an idea of delivering five frozen meals once a week those who belong to the Meals on Wheels program.

“For our most fragile senior citizens the daily hot meal and contact from a smiling delivery person can be the difference between life and death,” said Johnson.

KIPDA has apparently backed a way from the idea and is planning a series of meetings to discuss changes in the program.

But Johnson says every effort should be found to help those who participate in the program.

“If we have additional senior citizens that need the hot meal service we need to find a way to provide that service. But don’t do it at the expense of the most fragile citizens of our community,” said Johnson. “Life can be hard after getting old. Let’s not make it any harder.”