It is that time of year in Michigan where snowy weather can hit hard, making it difficult for our staff and our drivers for our Meals on Wheels and Lunch & Activity Center programs to be on the road. There are times that AgeWell Services may have to close and we want you to be prepared for emergencies.
What do I need to know?
AgeWell Services sends emergency shelf-stable meals at least once per year. These are boxed meals with a bright sticker on it to identify them. Please save these and only eat them if we cannot deliver. That way you will still have a meal when we are not able to get to you.
We send 3 emergency meals to start. If we are closed for more than 3 days, we will automatically send additional meals.
If the schools in your area are closed, we will likely be closed, too. Closing are posted on our website and updated as quickly as possible.
Some basics to keep on hand in case of an emergency
There are some things you can gather to build a kit to be prepared for emergencies:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and a non-electric can opener
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit, whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Local maps
- Pet food, extra water and supplies for your pet or service animals
For reference or more information visit: ready.gov.