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Celebrating Leap Year with Sierra Senior Services: A Time to Leap into Action!

Make an Impact on Leap Day by Supporting Truckee, and North Lake Tahoe Meals on Wheels Provider

As we prepare to bid adieu to February, we find ourselves welcoming a special day that only comes around once every four years – Leap Day! While this additional day on our calendar is often met with excitement and intrigue, it also serves as a reminder to give back and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Join us on this Leap Day as we explore fascinating facts about Leap Year and discover how Sierra Senior Services, the Truckee, North Lake Tahoe Meals on Wheels Provider, stands as a vital lifeline in our community!

Leap Year Trivia and Curiosities

Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the sun.

Julius Caesar introduced Leap Day, with help from the Egyptians (Source)

The odds of being born on a Leap Day are approximately 1 in 1,461, making those “leaplings” truly unique and special! (Source)

Traditionally, Leap Day has been associated with women proposing marriage to their partners. This custom is believed to have originated in 5th century Ireland when St. Brigid complained to St. Patrick about women waiting too long for their suitors to propose. (Source)

Without a leap day, our calendar would be off by about 24 days every century, or every 100 years.

The Summer Olympic Games are held every four years on leap years.

There are 525,600 minutes in a typical calendar year. On leap years, there are 527,040 minutes. What will you do with the extra 1,440 minutes this leap year?

We hope you will consider giving back. Your contributions strengthen our community! Contribute to Sierra Senior Services Today

Sierra Senior Services, a Lifeline for the Elderly

Now, let’s shift our focus to the invaluable work of Sierra Senior Services, the Community of Supporters, and the Meals on Wheels program. This extraordinary organization has been serving seniors in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe communities for over 23 years. Together, we provide nutritious meals, vital interaction, and much-needed support to seniors who may otherwise struggle with food insecurity and isolation. We Give Thanks! How Our Community Comes Together with Meals on Wheels to Nourish Seniors

Imagine an elderly person, possibly living alone, struggling to prepare a meal, unable to go grocery shopping, or lacking the social connection that most of us take for granted. Sierra Senior Services is the bridge that addresses these challenges in our community.

Stories of Impact

Let us share a couple of heartwarming stories that demonstrate how Sierra Senior Services has made a profound difference in the lives of individuals:

Mary’s Transformation

Mary, an 85-year-old widow, found herself in a particularly difficult situation after a fall left her unable to drive. She was overwhelmed with loneliness and malnutrition until she discovered Sierra Senior Services. The organization’s dedicated volunteers began delivering hot meals to her doorstep, offering not just sustenance but also compassionate conversation. Over time, Mary’s spirits lifted, and she regained her independence, thanks to the nourishment and personal connection she found through Sierra Senior Services.

John’s Connection

John, an 80-year-old veteran, has been receiving meals through Sierra Senior Services for several years. Due to his hearing impairment, in-person interactions were challenging for him. But with each meal delivery, the friendly volunteers took the time to sit with him, engaging in conversations, sharing stories, and creating a meaningful bond. These interactions have allowed John to combat the sense of isolation he once felt, rekindling his zest for life and reminding him that he is valued and cared for.

Your Leap Day Impact

On this extraordinary Leap Day, consider contributing to Sierra Senior Services. Your support, no matter the amount, will go directly towards providing nutritious meals and essential social interactions for our beloved seniors in need.

Celebrating Leap Year with Sierra Senior Services: A Time to Leap into Action!

Just as Leap Day is a unique addition to our calendar, your contribution holds the power to create an everlasting impact, brightening lives and ensuring that our seniors continue to receive the crucial care they deserve.

This Leap Day, let’s embrace the spirit of giving and take a leap into action by supporting Sierra Senior Services and their Meals on Wheels program. Remember, every dollar and every gesture of kindness go a long way in ensuring a brighter future for the elderly members of our community.

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Sierra Senior Services is the local Meals on Wheels provider covering the Greater Truckee/Lake Tahoe region. We provide home-delivered meals and can make referrals for additional support services that empower seniors to continue living independently. Sierra Senior Services is a California 501-(c)-3 Non-profit Corporation · Tax ID 68-0484075 Contribute today!