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

Lisa Thanks You for Painting a Prettier Picture

Having cooked for restaurants throughout her life, Lisa is now grateful for the people who cook for her. When she was a child, Lisa and her family were involved in a horrific train accident which left her with a permanent handicap and chronic pain. Later, as (bad) luck would have it, Lisa was also involved [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:26:06+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Advice Now for Meeting Long-Term Care Needs Later

By Karen Weeks, guest contributor Most of us like to think of ourselves as living long, healthy, happy lives.  Even if you are fortunate enough to enjoy a long life, chances are good at some point you will require long-term care.  With that in mind, what are your plans?  How will you pay for it? [...]

By |2018-12-31T18:32:00+00:00December 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simple Ways for New Mexico Seniors to Stay Happy and Healthy

By: Karen Weeks, Guest Contributor What are you doing to keep yourself healthy, happy, and thriving? If you are a senior who lives in the Albuquerque area, you may be wondering what you can do to have better health and happiness in your life. Accessing healthy meals from Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is a [...]

By |2018-11-28T21:49:12+00:00November 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Can Give Our Hungry Neighbors Christmas!

I almost hate to admit it, but I’m that person who breaks out the Christmas music before Thanksgiving is over. If I could, I’d listen to Christmas music all year round! I love the holiday season that much. Nothing makes me happier than the smell of pine, pumpkin pie and gingerbread as I snuggle with [...]

By |2018-10-17T20:13:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Flying Jets to Driving Meals

*Ike passed away on Friday, October 19th 2018. The Meals on Wheels staff, our clients, and the many volunteers who knew and loved him thank him for the joy and compassion he brought to so many. He will be missed deeply and remembered fondly. Until we meet again, Ike.   Ike has been a volunteer [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:40:55+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments