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Agenda Item - 2021-10-05 - Number 5.1 - Proclamation - Meals and Wheels Month 5.1 i o�lA cos � � n o U5--) GREGON • October is Lake Oswego .714ears on Wheels IVLonth WHEREAS, there is a need to assure that no senior goes hungry or suffers from social isolation in Lake Oswego; and WHEREAS, the need for home delivered meals will only increase as nearly 44% of Lake Oswego's residents are 50 and older; and WHEREAS, 95% of seniors want to remain independent and in their own homes as they age; and WHEREAS, the program was started in Lake Oswego in 1972 by 7 local churches; and WHEREAS, the City of Lake Oswego memorialized its commitment to Meals on Wheels in 2004 by partnering with the non-profit board, Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels; and WHEREAS, the program engages 155 Lake Oswego volunteers in meaningful service to others; and WHEREAS, there are more than 18,000 nutritionally balanced meals, made from scratch, served annually to senior and disabled Lake Oswego residents each year; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Joseph M. Buck, Mayor of the City of Lake Oswego, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Meals on Wheels Month in Lake Oswego. I urge our community to celebrate older adults, as well as the Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels program that supports healthy aging in Lake Oswego. Joseph M. Buck, Mayor October 5, 2021