Posts Tagged ‘Meals on Wheels’

Gary Saves the Day for Marjorie P. Lee Residents!

January 31, 2012

Our Wonderful Driver Gary!

At ERH, one thing we are very proud of is the dedication of our staff, and their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty.  Driver Gary Morgenroth is the perfect example of this enthusiasm and devotion. Recently, he took a busload of Marjorie P. Lee residents to Union Terminal to see the OmniMax film Rocky Mountain Express. Although the tickets had been reserved in advance, they were mistakenly sold before the residents arrived.  Gary found himself with a busload of disappointed residents.  Since Gary is a current volunteer docent for the Historical Society Museum and has worked previously as a city surveyor, he used his knowledge to take the residents on an extensive tour of the city.  The residents were thrilled and commented that Gary’s Cincinnati tour was so interesting and informative that they would recommend everyone receive one!  Great job Gary, thanks for saving the day!

If you are interested in brightening the lives of older adults, visit our Volunteer Page, Deupree House Meals on Wheels Page, or the ERH Home Page.


Giving thanks … every day

November 23, 2011

Submitted by John Cummings, ERH Marketing Manager

Deupree Meals on Wheels, Cincinnati, senior services

Delivering a hot meal to Cincinnati area seniors takes as little as an hour a week - but it can leave you feeling good for days!

I didn’t even have to ring her doorbell once.

Every time I’ve delivered for Deupree Meals on Wheels since our ERH office staff adopted a route, it never failed that Mrs. Smith (not her real name) would not answer her door before the second push of the doorbell. But that particular morning, she was at the door waiting.

And smiling broadly.

“You’re a familiar face!” she said as she opened to door to me that morning. “I just love seeing you folks. It makes my heart sing.”

That was it – a few very simple words describing what I felt delivering a meal to Mrs. Smith and the others on our route.

I had never had any trouble talking my own reason for delivering meals. I love the interaction and enjoy meeting the people we serve. For me, just this one simple act brings our ERH mission to life: “We enrich the lives of older adults in a person-centered, innovative and spiritually based way.”

But here was a woman who was giving thanks not just for a meal, but for the people she’s meeting. In those simple words that Mrs. Smith  articulated everything I felt. I couldn’t help but feel good. It’s what I think every person who delivers for Deupree Meals on Wheels – not to mention any other ERH volunteer –  believes every time they finish their route. Their heart is singing.

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the people like Mrs. Smith who cross my path wherever it leads. They are just one of the many blessings that we encounter in these topsy-turvy times.

I can’t wait to see if I’ll have to ring the doorbell next time I’m delivering to her door.

It takes as little as one hour a week to deliver for Deupree Meals on Wheels. For more information about this and other volunteer opportunities, call Sierra Sherman at (513) 533-5003 or visit