Ms. Bookless is an elderly woman that maintains her independence because of the assistance offered through the Community Action Agency in Muskingum County, Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group (MEOAG). One program she utilizes is MEOAG’s Franciscan Community Meals on Wheels (FCM) program. She has also benefited from an air conditioner, refrigerator and other energy efficient measures through the American Electric Power- Community Assistance Program (AEP-CAP) administered by MEOAG.

Ms. Bookless has maintained her independence for the past seven years thanks in part to FCM. Her son stated, “If it wasn’t for the FCM program and other programs offered by MEOAG, yes my mom would be in a nursing home.”

Thanks to MEOAG’s FCM and other programs, Ms. Bookless is able to sustain her household and lessen the financial burden on other programs that assist the elderly, such as nursing homes.

For more information about Community Action programs in your area, visit www.oacaa.org. Note, not all Community Action Agencies offer these programs.
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