Safety Tips for Seniors Who Want to Remain in Their Homes After Retirement

By Guest Contributor, Karen Weeks Photo by PixaBaby Deciding what to do after retirement can be stressful, and when it comes to selling your home, it can be overwhelming to think about making such a major change. Many seniors make the decision to stay in their homes and age in place, which allows them to [...]

By |2019-11-21T18:24:32+00:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Former Talk-Radio Host Lives and Eats at Home

Steve has been a Meals on Wheels client for three years. An inspiring storyteller with a near-photographic memory, Steve used to work in radio where he gained celebrity with his talk show in Colorado. Today, Steve is on oxygen due to trouble with his lungs. His activity is limited, but thanks to you, he can [...]

By |2019-10-30T21:06:35+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tom Eats Healthy Meals Thanks to You!

Tom loves music. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Depeche Mode are just a few of the bands he is listening to now. Some time ago, Tom’s brother signed him up for Meals on Wheels to make sure he stayed fed. Good thing, too. Tom knows the importance of eating well, but he can’t cook for [...]

By |2019-10-30T21:05:12+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Holiday Gingerbread Event Supports Neighbors in Need

Last year, this event helped to deliver more than 5,000 hot meals. Help us beat that number this year! Get ready for holiday fun! Each year, the Gingerbread Enchantment Contest and Auction helps fund the Low-Income Food and Enrichment (LIFE) program. By supporting this event, you are helping to feed hungry neighbors who struggle to [...]

By |2019-10-31T15:42:00+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Put a Smile on the Face of Neighbors in Need

Every December, you spread the spirit of the holidays by helping us fill holiday gift bags for our Low-Income Food and Enrichment (LIFE) clients. For many, this is the only bit of holiday cheer they receive. Please, help fill these bags again this year! We are now accepting donations of new, unwrapped … Toiletries (toothpaste, [...]

By |2019-10-30T19:54:02+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks to You, a Family’s Final Wish is Heard

Janet was a Meals on Wheels client. She received hot meals, delivered by volunteers whom she considered her friends. Most days, she would sit in her comfy chair next to the typewriter, reminiscing as she sorted through old photos and news clippings. When feeling inspired, she’d tap out a few lines of poetry or a [...]

By |2019-10-30T19:50:26+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Medicare, Simplified

Written by guest contributor, Sharon Wagner If you’re age 65 and living in the United States, you’ve probably considered Medicare for your health insurance needs. Medicare is one of the benefits of being a working taxpayer, and all seniors are eligible if they’ve been employed for at least 10 years (or 40 fiscal quarters) and [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:36:57+00:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Hot Meal, a Heaping Helping of Love

Volunteer driver Charlene “Char,” a former insurance agent and self-described basketball fanatic, takes great pleasure in volunteering for Meals on Wheels and says she’s developed cherished relationships with the clients she serves. Char spoke of Miss Helen, a woman to whom she delivered meals for three years. When Miss Helen expressed interest in a trip [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:24:45+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Value of Volunteering

Volunteer driver Mark moved from Philadelphia to Albuquerque in 2017 to be near his daughter and grandson. Once settled, he started driving for Meals on Wheels. Mark says it feels good to know he’s making a difference for the people along his route. For example, Viola is a gregarious mother of six who is old [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:25:07+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Selflessness Is Saving This Servicewoman

Chyrisse (pronounced Cherise) was born in South Africa in the country of Zimbabwe. Her parents came to the United States in 1977 and Chyrisse worked as a nurse in the U.S. Army. She was the 195th woman to go into the Army at the time. A LIFE (Low-Income Food & Enrichment) program client since July [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:25:26+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments