Mike was the manager at Office Furniture Warehouse, but he found pleasure and purpose as the owner of a photography business. Three years ago Mike had a stroke. “I lost everything,” he said, “my home, my car, and my job.” But he still had one thing: his photography. Since the stroke, Mike has spent much time in and out of rehab. He first heard about Senior Services and the impact of Meals-on-Wheels through his sister, who had become his primary caregiver after his stroke. About a year ago, his sister passed away, leaving Mike to fend for himself.
Meals-on-Wheels has played a significant role in allowing Mike to remain living independently since his sister’s passing. He is grateful for the meals and even more so for the volunteers who deliver the meals. “They are wonderful people. Everyone takes the time to bring the meals, and they are so friendly,” he said. Mike’s appreciation for Meals-on-Wheels and the volunteers who have helped him remain independent, inspired him to give back, using the thing that remains dearest to him: his photography. Once he learned of the Senior Services Art Show & Sale Benefiting Meals-on-Wheels, he decided to donate several photographs to it. Mike hopes that his photographs sell and that the money raised will provide food for other seniors who rely on the service.