Meals on Wheels of Syracuse volunteers are often the only human contact that home-bound seniors will have during the day. In addition to nutritious meals, the volunteers provide an important safety check on the meal recipients. Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come the increased risks of medical emergencies, falls and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery helps to reduce falls, trips to the hospital or premature institutionalization. It also ensures that, in the case of an emergency or problem, medics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten.