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
Art Exhibition at the Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center
There will be an Art Exhibition on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, featuring the works of the Creative Art Group at the Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center
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
Be In It to Win It
The Meals on Wheels "Super Raffle" offers a maximum of only 300 raffle tickets sold and the chance to win a grand prize of up to $10,000! Please contact Marie at 845/624-6325 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to participate (must be 18 or older). The winner will be drawn at the Harvest Moon Grand Reception on September 28th but you need not be present to win.
Two Important Reports Released On Long Term Care
The NIH report that examines the economic and social effects of America's aging population. Click on logo to read report.
The RAND Corporation report on the need to improved long-term care for individuals with dementia. Click on logo to read report.
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 email@example.com. Thank you to Jessica Lee for sharing your story and inspiring all of us!
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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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.
Meals on Wheels Senior Celebrates 99 Years!
On August 23rd Palma Tessler, member of the Meals on Wheels Clarkstown Senior Center, will celebrate turning 99. Above Palma celebrates a few days early at the Center with her son, Bob Bufano, her granddaughter Laurie Barry and her great-grandson Hunter Barry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!
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!
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