Meals on Wheels Rockland

Timely Matters

Adopt-A-Senior for Giving Tuesday, December 1st!

Volunteer Neil Galli happily delivers a nutritious meal to Homebound Meal Program participant Solange.

Please Donate Your Free Supermarket Turkey

Meals on Wheels will gratefully accept donations of frozen turkeys that will be used to prepare holiday 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. If you have any questions please call (845) 624-6325.

Research Backed Evidence Confirms "More than a Meal" Benefit

Meals on Wheels of American released the results of The More Than a Meal Research Study, on March 2, 2015. The study, conducted by Brown University and funded by AARP Foundation, not surprisingly, reveals significant impact of meal service delivery on the health and well-being of adults 60 years of age and older.

Key findings include:

  • Those receiving and/or requesting Meals on Wheels services are significantly more vulnerable compared to a nationally representative sample of aging Americans.
  • Those who received daily-delivered meals experienced the greatest improvements in health and quality of life indicators over the study period compared to the control groups.
  • Those who lived alone and received daily-delivered meals were more likely to report in worry about being able to remain in home and improvements in feelings of isolation and loneliness over the study period, compared to the control groups.

To read an executive summary of the study or the full report, please visit:

More Than A Meal
FREE Healthy Neighborhood Program

The Rockland County Healthy Neighborhood Program is a free program for seniors and other eligible households that helps reduce health and safety risks in the home. After a brief home safety survey, products and services are available to qualifying households. For more information call (845) 364-3292 or please click below:

Healthy Neighborhood Program
Magnolia Meals at Home Program Expands

Meals on Wheels continues to participate in the Magnolia Meals at Home program and is pleased to announce that the program has expanded to households affected by thyroid cancer in addition to households affected by breast cancer.

To find out if you or a loved one is eligible please click here or contact Ilsa Svoboda at or at (845) 624-6325.


Adult Day Care of Rockland Introduces Saturday Respite Days!

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer's or a related cognitive issue? If so, Saturday Respite Days Program is here to help! Our professional, trained staff can care for your loved one in a safe and supervised environment one scheduled Saturday per month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at our Bobbi Lewis Center. Participants must be assessed by the agency social work staff ahead of time and fees apply. For more information call our Social Work department at (845) 624-6325 or email Ilsa Svoboda at

Meals on Wheels Rockland Adult Day participant, Kathryn, participates in a baking program with staff member Rachana Patel at the Bobbi Lewis Center.

Girl Scout Silver Award Project Benefits Meals on Wheels

8th Grade Nanuet Girl Scout Cadette, Helen O'Flynn, put together and then donated comprehensive first aid kits for the agency's six passenger vans that transport senior center participants to and from the center and their homes. "We are required by the Department of Transportation to carry first aid kits on all of our passenger vehicles, but more importantly it gives our staff drivers a greater level of comfort knowing that we can address minor medical mishaps quickly!" says Dave Belizzi, Meals on Wheels' Transportation Coordinator.

Is Picking Up Your prescriptions a struggle?

Then there is good news for you! Several Rockland pharmacies will deliver filled prescriptions including:

  • Neighbor Pharmacy in Pearl River
  • Drug Mart in Suffern
  • CVS in Orangeburg

You must live within the delivery area so, call first to see if you qualify. There are other pharmacies not listed that may also deliver- call to check. Also, some pharmacies may even pick up written prescriptions, so check with your pharmacy for that service too.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The HEAP program assists eligible New Yorkers with the cost of heating their home. To apply call the Rockland County Department of Social Services HEAP Unit at 845/364-3480 or 364-3485. Applications must be received between November 16, 2015 through March 15, 2016. You may also apply on line by clicking below:

Pearl River Boy Scout Selects Meals on Wheels as Eagle Project Beneficiary

Meals on Wheels is very fortunate that Jack Fanshawe of Scout Troop 36, Pearl River NY selected the agency as his Eagle Scout project beneficiary. Jack designed and then with his fellow troop members built rolling carts for the agency's emergency shelf stable food program, also known as the "Blizzard Box" program. Many volunteers donate and assemble "Blizzard Boxes" of specific non-perishable food items for the agency to help ensure that the agency's Homebound Meal Program recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of a weather related or other emergency. We thank Jack and Boy Scout Troop 36 for all of their hard work!

Volunteer Driven Agency Comfort Cards Program

Every Wednesday morning Alice Mills volunteers at Meals on Wheels by sending "caring cards" to our agency's participants and families. Cards with "Get Well," "Thinking of You" or cards with a condolence message are mailed to participants or their families. We graciously thank Alice for making a difference in the lives of those we serve!

United Way Day of Caring

Thank you to the United Way of Rockland and First Niagara Bank that provided a team of volunteers to help Meals on Wheels prepare for the Sharing A Piece of the Pie fundraiser. Recently a 12 person team from First Niagara Bank prepared envelopes for a mailing and labeled over 1,600 boxes for the upcoming fundraiser. Each pie or cheesecake purchased helps provide a Thanksgiving meal for a homebound neighbor. We are grateful to both the United Way of Rockland and First Niagara Bank for their support!


Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce the adoption of the agency's new mission and vision statements:

Mission Statement

To enhance the wellness of Rockland's older adults and their families by providing services that support their safety, independence and health.

Vision Statement

Every older adult in Rockland is living their life to the fullest.

Community Resources for Seniors


Mailing Address

Meals on Wheels Programs &
Services of Rockland, Inc.

121 West Nyack Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Telephone: 845.624.MEAL (6325)
Fax: 845.624.6335

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2014 Agency Accomplishments Highlighted in Annual Report

The agency is proud to announce the publication of the 2014 Annual Report. The report reveals that 192,077 meals were produced and that the agency benefited from 28,343 volunteer hours last year! To read more about our 2014 accomplishments, please download the Annual Report by clicking on the button below:

2014 Annual Report


Got an hour?

Many local seniors live alone and can no longer prepare their own meals. In just one hour you could make the difference in whether a senior has a warm, nutritious daily meal. Volunteer homebound meal delivery drivers are particularly needed in the Spring Valley & Suffern areas.

All programs rely on the support of volunteers
  • Deliver meals to individuals who are homebound.
  • Provide general assistance in Senior Centers and in the Adult Day Care Center.
  • Assist at special events.
  • Help our staff with with office tasks and other activities.

Useful Links

Programs funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Rockland County Office for the Aging, donations, grants and fees. A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland or from the NY State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attention: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.