Thursday, October 14, 2010

CHICAGO (October 14, 2010) - Bankers Life and Casualty Company renewed its support of Meals on Wheels Chicago with a $20,000 donation to aid the organization's mission of providing warm, nutritious meals and related services to Chicago's homebound seniors and people with disabilities, allowing them to maintain independent, dignified lifestyles.

The donation from Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market - allows Meals on Wheels Chicago to apply the funds directly to the programs and services most in need of resources, such as Home Delivered Meals, Holiday Meals, Short-Term Immediate Meals and Home Modification, which involves adapting a recipient's home to his or her unique needs.

"At Bankers Life and Casualty Company, our agents and employees understand the importance our senior customers place on living independently and remaining in their homes for as long as possible," said Scott Perry, president of Bankers. "Supporting Meals on Wheels Chicago gives us an opportunity to help further the organization's mission of meeting the basic needs of thousands of homebound Chicago seniors and providing them with the means to maintain their independence."

Since 2004, Bankers has supported the mission of Meals on Wheels Chicago with $200,000 for programs, services and fundraising initiatives.

"As an organization striving to meet the basic needs of Chicago's most vulnerable population, Meals on Wheels Chicago is grateful to have the continued support of Bankers Life and Casualty Company," said Kimberly Siske, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Chicago. "Our partnership over the years has been very beneficial and we greatly appreciate their continued investment in our work."

About Meals on Wheels Chicago

Meals on Wheels Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, delivers more than 8,000 meals every weekday to Chicago's homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. Its mission is to ensure homebound senior citizens and disabled Chicagoans maintain dignified and independent lifestyles by providing them with warm nutritious meals and related services. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelschicago.org

About Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Established in 1879 in Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the insurance needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of life and health insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.


Barbara Ciesemier