Celebrating Our 9 Millionth Meal!
Meals on Wheel's 9 Millionth Meal was delivered to 93 year old Nora Cahill by County Executive, Ed Day and Sheriff Falco on July 23, 2014.
Barbara Kohlhausen. Ed Day, and Stan Schwatz are pictured in front of a 1956 Mercury holding the 9 millionth meal.FIOS1News
Intergenerational Projects Make a Difference
Jessica Lee, who attends the Meals on Wheels Thorpe Senior Center, recently shared her story of how her 10-year old pen pal makes a difference in her life. Many of our seniors would love the same opportunity, so if you know a student interested in becoming a pen pal to a local senior please e-mail Jean Labosco, Senior Centers Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Jessica Lee for sharing your story and inspiring all of us!
Legislative Initiative Benefits Agency
Meals on Wheels is very grateful to Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski for helping the agency secure funding for a new computer server that will greatly enhance the agency's computer network's performance and security.
Top Non-Profit Campaign Award for 2013-2014
Meals on Wheels was honored to receive the Top Non-Profit Campaign Award for 2013-2014. This is the 10th consecutive year the the agency has won this award, which signifies that the agency is the non-profit in Rockland that raised the most funds for the United Way Campaign.
Medicare Savings Program
You May be Eligible for the Medicare Savings Program If your net monthly income is below $1,333 (single) or $1,790 (married), you may be eligible for a $104.90 per month benefit. For more information, please call the health insurance information, counseling and assistance program at the Office for the Aging at (845) 364-2733.
Countywide Telephone Reassurance Program
If you are over 60 and living in Rockland County and would like to get a free, friendly phone call each day, you may request it from Northern Services Group. To become a recipient or volunteer for the program call the Director of volunteer Services at Northern Services Group at (845) 426-6757.
A Worry-Free Way for Seniors to Stay Connected
Assurance Wireless, is partnering with Meals on Wheels Association of America to provide FREE cell service to low-income eligible seniors. In a world where many seniors are struggling for access to basic needs, Assurance Wireless, can help them stay connected to family, friends and emergency services.
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Meals on Wheels Second Free Soup Day Big Success
Meals on Wheels' second free soup day on Tuesday, May 27th at the Sloatsburg United Methodist Church Food Pantry was a big success. Over 65 cups of homemade chicken soup were distributed by our Social Work team, and two new clients signed up for Homebound Meal Delivery Program. In addition, the Village of Sloatsburg wrote about the event on their website:
I Spy A Meals on Wheels Coin Can!
In the age of debit cards, Paypal accounts, and smartphone payment apps it may seem archaic to distribute coin collection cans, but the cans offer an easy way to lighten the load in your pocket or purse while reminding us that there are still many people who depend on our home-delivered nutritious meals and the warm smile of our caring volunteers. So look for our Meals on Wheels coin cans at over 100 locations throughout the county and go ahead and drop those annoying coins in. Dollar bills also fit nicely through the slots!
Meals on Wheels Turns 40 this year!
In 1974 a group of dedicated volunteers associated with the National Council of Jewish Women started a home- bound meal delivery program out of the basement of founder and former Executive Shelly Berger's home. Today that program, known as Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, offers much more than a meal by also serving seniors through five senior centers, the Bobbi Lewis Adult Day Program, the Adult Learning Center, information and referral and more.
Harvest Moon Grand Reception Honorees Announced
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is pleased to announce that the honorees for the Harvest Moon Grand Reception are Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty and Kevin Mahoney. For more information click on the button below:Events
KPMG Staffers Compiled 450 Blizzard Bags
100 KPMG associates from the Montvale, NJ location came out in full force on Thursday, June 26th to support the mission of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland. KPMG staffers compiled 450 blizzard bags of non-perishables for emergency use, delivered meals to 90 homebound meal delivery participants, visited seniors at the North Rockland Senior Center, and painted walls in need of refurbishing at the Nyack Senior Center. Meals on Wheels offers sincere thanks to both KPMG and its wonderful associates!
68 of our furry friends helped raise close to $7,500 for the 2nd Annual Wags for Wheels event on June 1st. Many thanks to primary sponsors, The Catherine C. Reiley Charitable Foundation and Pet Nutrition Center, and to all those who helped make the event so successful.
Nice-Pak/PDI "Be the Difference Day" Benefits Meals on Wheels
Nice-Pak/PDI held "Be the Difference Day" at its Orangeburg, NY headquarters on Wednesday, June 18th. Dozens of associates participated by delivering homebound meals in local neighborhoods, visiting seniors at Meals on Wheels' Thorpe Senior Center in nearby Sparkill, NY, and by making over 250 Blizzard Boxes of non-perishable foods for emergency use. Meals on Wheels thanks Nice-Pak/PDI for the company's continued generous support!
Pictured: Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator, Sharon Martini, with PDI Associate Event Coordinator Amanda McGarry, Nice-Pak Company Chairman Robert Julius, and PDI Chief Executive Officer, Zachary Julius
Clarkstown North Students at it Again!
The Clarkstown High School North Students Assisting Meals (SAM) club students raised close to $1,000 at a Walk-a-Thon they held at their school's walking trail in New City, NY on June 1st. Meals on Wheels thanks all those who participated!
Generous Donation of Pet Food
Meals on Wheels thanks the Oradell Animal Hospital and Purina for a generous donation of pet food for the agency's Mutts 'n Meows Pet Food Pantry. The Oradell Animal Hospital has been serving Northern New Jersey and the surrounding area for over 50 years.
Meals on Wheels Congratulates
Meals on Wheels congratulates Marianne Colucci, Director of Food Service & Nutrition, for recently being honored by Temple Beth Sholom in New City, NY and Deanna Lauer for being promoted to Manager of the Meals on Wheels' Clarkstown/Pearl River Senior Center.
Marianne Colucci with Ed Day
Community Grant Award for the Music Makers Program from IBM
Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce a $500 Community Grant Award for the Music Makers Program from IBM. This grant was made to recognize the volunteer efforts of IBM retiree Denis Riney. We thank Denis for his continued service and for his assistance in securing this grant.
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