Celebrating Meals on Wheels Centenarians
Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston boasts 14 seniors older than 100 on its 4,000 client list.
One such client, Elevena, is a spitfire, dolling out wisdom and wisecracks.
"Baby, I got no secret to living to 100," she says. "I worked hard, I ate what I wanted. I'm gonna live 50 more years! Ain't no big deal as long as I'm in God's hands."
Elevena, like many of her generation, did work very hard to make a living. "It was real hard times," as she put it. A housekeeper, she earned a reputation as "the best maid they ever saw."
Elevena's health makes cooking is difficult, so she depends on Meals on Wheels.
"My driver is patient with me. I am slow coming to the door and she helps me by opening the door and waiting for me. She helps me carry things. I am always praying for her."