As the years passed her body stayed strong but her mind did not. I could not move to Florida to be with her but even with limited resources (not everyone in Switzerland is rich) a part time caretaker was arranged until we could find a place for her in a Veterans home. She had served in the navy in WWII.
Thru out her life she was a good citizen, working as a school secretary, voting, paying taxes, participating in her community. Never were the children from her husband's (my father) marriage "his" but we were "ours" along with her two. I was the only surviving child.
On days the caretaker couldn't come, my mom had meals on wheels. It served not only to provide food, but a check she was alive.
There are those elderly that do not have even the limited backup my step mom did. Meals on wheels is a lifeline.
It is hard to believe that any administration that would want to cut this service to its citizens but there is.
Cruelty is the only word I can think of.
She was an exceptional woman who benefited from meals-on-wheels.