Meals on Wheels Rockland


Timely Matters

National Volunteer Appreciation Week Celebrated

A heartfelt thank you to our hundreds of dedicated volunteers who prepare or deliver meals, assist in our Senior Activity Centers and Adult Day Care of Rockland program, teach at our Adult Learning Center, provide administrative or special event support, serve on our Board of Trustees, and more! Our volunteers are a huge asset to our agency and the entire community, and during the week of April 10th the agency celebrated them with pleasure.

Please click on the image above to see more photos from Volunteer Appreciation Week

Power of Age

Wednesday, May 25th
9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Rockland Community College

This FREE, open to the public event includes workshops, exhibitors, a continental breakfast and more! Co-sponsored by Rockland Community College and the Office for the Aging. Call 845-364-2110 or email ofa@co.rockland.ny.us for more information.

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

Five Workshops Presented During National Nutrition Month

One of the many ways Meals on Wheels proudly participated in both National Nutrition Month and the March for Meals Campaign was by presenting nutrition workshops at our five Senior Activity Centers. The presentations focused on how to develop healthier eating habits for the long term.

Seniors Can't Wait!

Every day we add seniors to our waiting list for homebound meal delivery.With your support we can provide the nutritious meals and personal visits our area seniors, like Alex Katsavakis so desperately need. You can help us meet this urgent need by clicking the button below read more about this issue and to make a donation to Meals on Wheels. We know that Alex and the many others we serve are grateful for your support!

Seniors Can't Wait!
How Do We Do It?

Do you want to learn how Meals on Wheels prepares over 775 meals per day? Please join us for a one hour tour on any of the dates below and see in action all we do at the agency. What you think Meals on Wheels does may surprise you!

  • Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00 am
  • Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 am

News

May is Older Americans Month

This May by paying tribute in some way to older adults in our community.

Are you a trailblazer? Share your story!

This May, in honor of Older Americans Month, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) recognizes the ways older adults shape our nation by blazing trails in our communities. ACL wants to hear about how you innovate, reinvent, and make your mark in ways both big and small. Do you support your neighborhood by mentoring kids? Do you work on public projects? Maybe you started a business or volunteer in your retirement or perhaps you lead a local club or class. Please click on the button below to share your story.



Older Americans Month
We March for Meals!

Quite literally - Meals on Wheels Staff and Volunteers Marched for Meals at the Pearl River St. Patrick's Day Parade held Sunday, March 20th!

Thank you to our many Community Champions for speaking out for our #seniors during #MarchforMeals Community Champions Week. Please click on the button below to see the March for Meals video highlighting how many of Community Champions participated!

March for Meals Video





The national March for Meals campaign aims to build support for senior programs across the country.

Please click on the button below to see more photos.

March for Meals
What are our Homebound Program Participants Saying?

We care about what our Homebound Meal Delivery Program participants have to say! Their feedback is important to us, so in January a portion of our participants were surveyed.



The results were overwhelmingly positive with, as an example, 96% of respondents saying the program enables them to eat regularly scheduled meals.

Please click on the button below to download the survey report.

Survey Results
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.

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.

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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 in the amount of your choice and you will helping to take a homebound Rockland older adult off of our waiting list for home delivered meals. 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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