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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 am
- Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 am
- Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 am
- 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
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 email@example.com
Meals on Wheels Rockland Adult Day participant, Kathryn, participates in a baking program with staff member Rachana Patel at the Bobbi Lewis Center.