Meals on Wheels Rockland


Timely Matters

Growler & Gill Guest Bartender Night!

Join us February 21st from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm as we test the bartending skills of our guest bartenders. Please click on the button below to see more information, including a list of our guest bartenders!

Bartender Night
Adopt-A-Senior!


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

Adopt-A-Senior
Free Income Tax Preparation

This service is available from February 1st until April 16th. Please note that returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. Please click on the button below to type in your zip code and find the nearest tax preparation site and available hours.

AARP
Do You Know A Caregiver?

Honor a family caregiver by surprising them with a random act of kindness!

It doesn't have to be complicated or costly- just a small gesture to make someone feel appreciated! Then share your story and post a photo for a chance to share a $10,000 prize! Please click on the button below for more information.

AARP
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
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 isvoboda@mowrockland.org or at (845) 624-6325.




News

Please Vote for Meals on Wheels

The Journal News Media Group's Give & Grow campaign is promoting awareness of our area's non-profits.

Please click on this link or the button below and VOTE TODAY for Meals on Wheels and help us earn the chance to receive print space in and a donation from the Journal News!



New Support Group for Caregivers


A weekly professionally facilitated Caregiver Support Group is now available for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer's or a related dementia on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meals on Wheels, 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet. Registration is not necessary but for more information please call (845) 639-6776.

Meals on Wheels participates in Subaru Share the Love Event

A national fundraising effort, "Subaru Share the Love" is helping feed seniors across Rockland. Staff and volunteers collected non-perishables at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack on December 15th to support our homebound program. This effort is part of Meals on Wheels America's participation in Subaru's national year-end Share the Love Event. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 19th through January 2, 2016, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser's participating charity of choice - one of which is Meals on Wheels America. It is expected that Subaru and its retailers will donate more than $65 million to select charities through the Share the Love Event. Our Meals on Wheels agency's participation will then make us eligible to earn a grant to help provide an extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to Rockland seniors. Please click the link below to see coverage of the event on News 12!



News 12
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 isvoboda@mowrockland.org



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

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:



HEAP
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!



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You Send An E-Card and We'll Deliver a Meal!

Send an E-Card to a friend, relative, colleague or anyone with an email address for a donation of $7.50 per card and you will be providing a nutritious meal for a homebound Rockland older adult. Choose from nine different greeting messages and designs including for birthday, anniversary, seasonal holidays, thank you, in honor and in memory.

When you send an E-Card, recipients will receive a personal message from you and a notification that the purchase of the E-Card provided a meal to a homebound individual. In addition, you will also receive notification when the E-Card is sent and when it is opened by the recipient.

Donation payment is easy! Just click on the link below to PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account as all major credit cards are accepted via the PayPal link. Thank you for your participation!

Click the button below to send an E-Card.

E-Card

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

Resources

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
E-mail: info@mowrockland.org


Contact Us

Missed the Last E-Newsletter?

Now our participants, volunteers, supporters, and all interested may view our past E-Newsletters. Please click here to access the archive.

Newsletters

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

Volunteer

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.

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