PARK CITY, Utah — Mountainland, a.k.a. MAG, is the area agency on aging for Summit, Utah, and Wasatch communities providing education, resources, and services that empower aging adults to thrive at home and in the community. As life advocates, they help families and individuals navigate the nuances of advancing age.
MAG has a call out for volunteers to deliver pre-prepared meals to recipients from the nationally-known nonprofit Meals on Wheels.
Longtime local Tina Quayle is not just a volunteer but a substitute volunteer, explaining that, “When one of the Meals on Wheels volunteers takes a vacation, or simply takes a day off, substitutes like me are happily here to drive the food to clients, because they can’t take a day off from utilizing this wonderful service.”
Volunteers can apply online and will go through orientation and watch a training video. They will then be assigned a route depending on client needs and availability.
The volunteer routes deliver from the Christian Center of Park City Food Pantry, which provides separate storage space throughout the Park City area. Routes are also available in Heber.
For those who need care or will in the future, the unbiased insight from MAG leads to informed decisions. They have regional collaboration helping counties, cities, towns, and communities work together to improve the region. MAG also provides access to funding and services, connecting individuals, groups, and communities with essential services as well as funding opportunities. They bring together partners to solve problems as facilitators, advocate for local issues, and make local concerns regionally relevant.
Their goals and services are divided into three categories:
- Everyday living
- Transition planning
- Community connections
The services they provide are:
- Meals on Wheels
- In-home programs & support
- Home weatherizing
- Utility payment assistance
- Medicare counseling
- Caregiver & dementia resources and education
- Aging options counseling
- Long-term care ombudsmen