79°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Rosen delivers support for Meals on Wheels

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., helped deliver food to Boulder City residents through the Meals on Wheels program Aug. 16 to show the importance of the organization and what it does for the community.

“It’s more than just food. It’s community. It’s connection,” she said. “Who are we if we don’t take care of our children and our elderly? … There are real people behind everything we do. It’s so important to keep these programs.”

Rosen said she is committed to keep fighting in Washington for Meals on Wheels to be funded.

Her parents and in-laws used the service when they were near the end of their lives, she said.

“It’s tough,” she said. “You know the person they were when they were us. … It’s emotional because you realize for a lot of these people, it’s everything.”

During the visits, Rosen chatted with people about their lives, their families and how long they’d been in Boulder City. After the deliveries, she visited with those having lunch at the Senior Center of Boulder City.

“A measure of a society is how well they take care of everyone,” she said. “It’s one example of how a community comes together.”

Victoria Mason, director of the senior center, said the national Meals on Wheels organization reached out to her about Rosen helping deliver food in Boulder City.

“The fact that she would be interested enough to see those dollars and the need for them is huge,” she said. “She can go back (to Washington) and say Nevada needs the money.”

Last year, nearly 24,000 Nevadans were served meals through the program or at a senior center.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lake gets slight boost, but drier times ahead

After falling more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead got a bit of a bump thanks in part to the August monsoon season.

Chamber endorses plan to split up CCSD

Boulder City Chamber of Commerce is one of six Southern Nevada chambers of commerce that endorsed the Community Schools Initiative that would split up the Clark County School District if voters approve it in 2024.

Rehabilitation helps with illnesses, injuries

Rehabilitation is care that can help you get back, keep or improve abilities that you need for daily life. These abilities may be physical, mental and/or cognitive (thinking and learning). You may have lost them because of a disease or injury, or as a side effect from a medical treatment. Rehabilitation can improve your daily life and functioning.

City aboard land plan for new train museum

The Boulder City Council met Tuesday evening for a relatively light meeting in terms of agenda items. The fire department gave its annual presentation to the council, two bills were introduced and an ordinance that will provide 0.94 acres of land to the Nevada State Railroad Museum was unanimously approved.

Grant aims to help protect, conserve endangered species

While many people are fretting over the massive reduction of water at Lake Mead, the over 387 species of animals that call the lake home have also had to adjust to the drought.

Curreri joins city as public works director

Jamie Curreri has joined the city as its new public works director. He started Monday, Sept. 12, and replaces Keegan Littrell, who left in May for a position with Henderson.

Snake season: Warm temperatures bring out vipers

It’s summer and triple-digit weather season in the Boulder City and the Las Vegas Valley. While the heat can be a nuisance to some, rattlesnakes are thriving and catching some rays.