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Willie Pfaeffle took up sewing as a teenager. Throughout her life, she’s sewn clothes for herself and her family and loved ones. During the last several years, she’s revved up her sewing machine to help others. Injured service men and women, girls around the world living in poverty, seriously ill children attending Paul Newman’s summer camp, and seniors here in our community have all benefited from Willie’s talents.

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Enhancing Comprehensive Services for Seniors

The Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center welcomed Christy Shelton, MS, RDN, LD/N, earlier this year as part of a new, comprehensive healthy living initiative for seniors.

Shelton is a clinical dietitian who has worked on a contracted basis with the Kane Center’s Executive Chef and Meals on Wheels team since 2016 to develop menus that meet the nutritional needs of homebound seniors. Shelton’s new role brings her expertise directly to clients, through one-on-one nutrition therapy and counseling.  Shelton has 17 years of experience as a clinical dietitian, assisting patients suffering from a broad range of conditions, including cardiac disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney disease, dysphagia, pulmonary disease, cancer, food allergies/intolerance, osteoporosis and more. Shelton’s bright, positive outlook helps her patients feel empowered to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their overall health and well-being.

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15th Annual POINSETTIA POWER! goes virtual to fund increased demand for Meals on Wheels

The Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center is putting a new twist on a classic with Poinsettia Power! Live Online! The annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels is going virtual in an exciting, interactive livestream format that will bring the fun and spirit of this beloved event straight to attendees’ homes.

For 15 years, the funds raised by the annual holiday bazaar, luncheon and fashion show have been essential to ensuring Martin County’s low-income, homebound seniors do not have to wait hungry for government-funded Meals on Wheels.

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