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 email@example.com 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 To Become Monthly Program
Director of Social Services, Ilsa Svoboda, and Outreach Coordinator, Joanna Tower, served up 47 bowls of soup at Lakeview Village Apartment Complex in Spring Valley on September 23rd to residents of the Lakeview complex. Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce that they agency will now be hosting a Free Soup day monthly, and the next one will be held on October 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harvest House Apartment Complex in Spring Valley, NY.
Art Exhibit Showcases Seniors' Work
The Influence of Art: Creative Fine Arts Exploration for Cognitively Impaired Adults art exhibition was held on September 8th at the Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center. The exhibition, which showcased many different types of art created by the participants, is a culmination of a year-long program funded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Many participants, family members, staff and community members enjoyed the exhibit and felt great pride in what the artists accomplished.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
United Day of Caring Benefits Meals on Wheels
A team of M&T Bank associates volunteered as part of the United Way's Fall Day of Caring on September 19th at Meals on Wheels' Nyack Senior Center. Volunteers generously donated their time to hang curtains, wash windows, and paint at the Nyack Senior Center. These improvements mean a lot to the seniors who spend a lot of their time enjoying programs at the Center.
2nd Annual Senior Boot Camp A Great Success!
Over 130 seniors from our five senior centers and dozens of agencies serving the senior community participated in the 2nd Annual Boot Camp held September 16th at the Rockland Community College Field House. Special thanks to our platinum sponsor A&T Healthcare for helping to make the event so successful!
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 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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