Medicare Information Sessions
The Rockland County Office for the Aging will be holding educational seminars on changes to Medicare in 2015. Sessions last approximately 2 hours and registration is required. Please contact the individual libraries listed below to register.Medicare Information Sessions
Please Donate Your Supermarket Turkey
Meals on Wheels will gratefully accept donations of frozen turkeys that will be used to prepare Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of home bound seniors. Turkeys can be dropped off at our 121 West Nyack Road office Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Any questions please call (845) 624-6325.
There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #Giving Tuesday- a global day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join the "unselfie" movement and plan to donate to Meals on Wheels and your other favorite charities on this year's Giving Tuesday: December, 2, 2014.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that your Meals on Wheels serves families affected by Breast Cancer?
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is participating in the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program. Many of our neighbors living with breast cancer receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals as well. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit the Magnolia Meals website by clicking below or contact Ilsa Svoboda at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (845) 624-6325.Magnolia Meals
Nikki Mulholland Shares Her Story!
As a single mom of a nine-year-old, Nikki knew that she couldn't care for her mom Corinne who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease alone. Thankfully Nikki learned about Meals on Wheels Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center. Corinne loves attending and Nikki feels grateful to have found a place where she knows her mom is safe and well cared for. Click below to read the agency's September appeal letter that highlights Nikki and Corinne's story.Appeal Letter
Donations received through appeals such as this one help Meals on Wheels continue to serve others like Corinne. Please click below to make a donation today!Donate
Free Soup Day at Harvest House in Spring Valley/span>
Director of Social Services, Ilsa Svoboda, and Outreach Coordinator, Joanna Tower, served up 82 bowls of soup to seniors at Harvest House in Spring Valley on October 22nd. As recently announced, Meals on Wheels plans to host free soup days monthly at different locations in the county.
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
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.
Click on the link below for more information:PDF
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!
40th Anniversary Celebrated at the 2014 Harvest Moon Grand Reception
Meals on Wheels gratefully acknowledges all those who helped make the Harvest Moon Grand Reception such a successful evening. We are very pleased to report that over 170 guests attended the event and in doing so helped Meals on Wheels raise over $90,000 to benefit agency programs and services for seniors and the homebound in our area.
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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.
Collecting for Covered Cupboard
Sara Traynor, Samantha Voglio and Emily Brennan volunteered their time to stand in front of Stop and Shop in New City recently to collect non-perishables for the Covered Cupboard Food Pantry. In addition the girls also compiled several blizzard boxes for the agency's shelf stable food program, the Covered Cupboard.
We Appreciate Our Volunteers!
On Monday, October 6th many of our volunteers enjoyed bagels and coffee at a Bagel Pit Stop for our Homebound Meal Delivery Program drivers. The Bagel Pit Stop was just a small way for Meals on Ways to say thank you. With over 40 routes throughout the county, the agency could not meet the meal needs of the home bound without all of our wonderful volunteers!
College Students Show They Care
Our five senior centers are very welcoming to volunteer groups who would like to share their talents. Last month Dominican College students entertained Meals on Wheels' Clarkstown/Pearl River Senior Center members with Karaoke.
Clarkstown/Pearl River Senior Center Member Barbara Dechiaro and Staff member Pat Pereira enjoy singing with Dominican College students.
Meals at Home for Families Facing Breast Cancer
Thanks to the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program many of our neighbors living with breast cancer may receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com or contact Ilsa Svoboda at email@example.com or at 845/624-6325.
Meals on Wheels Staff members Ilsa Svoboda and Joanna Tower get ready to deliver Magnolia Meals.
Thorpe Senior Center Celebrated Milestone Birthdays
10 members of Meals on Wheels Thorpe Senior Center celebrated milestone birthdays with fellow members, family, and Meals on Wheels staff on August 6th at the Thorpe Senior Center's 23rd Annual Milestone Celebration. A lovely day was had by all!
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