Getting by with a little help from friends
At 91 years of age, Sally no longer drives and has no family living in the area. She suffers from macular degeneration, diabetes and other health problems. But with the support of Keystone Community Services and other helping agencies, the spirited St. Paulite gets by just fine in her tidy home in the Desnoyer neighborhood. Each weekday for the past several years, a Keystone Meals on Wheels volunteer has brought a hot meal to her door. It's her main meal of the day and one she enjoys, not just for the food ("it's delicious!") but for the personal contact. "When it's about lunch time, I know someone will be stopping by. I look forward to seeing the volunteers. They are always so friendly," said Sally, who has lived in her home for 52 years. "Being in my own home is so important to me. I am really grateful for all the help I receive." One day, when long-time Keystone Meals on Wheels volunteer George Schnell dropped off her meal of meat loaf and baked potato, he helped Sally find a misplaced hearing aid. "I really appreciated that," she said. "I do look forward to the volunteers coming each day."