FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) is celebrating this month with the national organization Meals on Wheels America to call attention to homebound seniors.
As part of its celebration, senior centers will be holding a homemade cookie contest.
The winning recipe at each center will be made by the center's staff and freshly baked to be distributed with a Meals on Wheels delivery the last week in March, bringing a little sweetness to homebound seniors' lives.
Today, Frederick County Senior Center participants brought in home baked cookies to be judged.
After all was said and done, the winner was the oatmeal cookie.
Marsha Lebrechd with the SAAA said that Meals on Wheels is beneficial to senior citizens and the community.
"We save taxpapers money [and] even the local governments money. We keep them in their homes, which is much less expensive than taking them into long-term care facilities or even local hospitals," she said.
The SAAA serves 40 homebound seniors with Meals on Wheels in Frederick County, Va., and last year 1,300 meals were delivered.