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As 2022 comes to an end, I am thinking about everything that makes the holiday season so special. For many of us, it’s a chance to slow down, spend quality time with each other, and create new memories around the dinner table. Good food is such an important part of shared experiences, connection, and joy. Because of your life-saving gifts of [...]
Winter is a hard time for all of us, especially for seniors. The brutal weather keeps them stuck in their homes, isolated and lonely. We have some suggestions of things you can do to keep the seniors in your life happy, healthy, and warm this holiday season! 1. Groove to the Music! Whether it’s enjoying a [...]
The holidays can be full of loneliness and uncertainty for many seniors in our community. A majority of our clients live alone and do not have family or loved ones close by to celebrate with. Of our meal recipients, 84% say that their delivery driver is the only social interaction they have for the whole week. A visit from their driver is just as [...]
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends. Make sure to include seniors in all the fun activities! Here are just a few ideas on how to pass the time and make beautiful memories together. Ask the seniors in your family about their favorite family recipes. Once you choose an old family recipe [...]
Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers 135,000 Meals for Seniors On Oct 14th over 50 top chefs and 400 guests raised critical funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago Over 50 top Chicago chefs, including many Michelin, James Beard, and Bib Gourmand awardees, worked together to create a truly unique experience for supporters of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Thanks to their hard work [...]
7 Activities You Can do with Your Loved Ones with Dementia If you care for someone who has dementia, identifying dementia-friendly activities is key to maintaining their physical and mental health. Suitable activities can soothe agitation and distract from distressing emotions. They can also help a person with dementia maintain their sense of identity and a healthy amount of self-esteem. If a [...]
Meet the Celebrity Chef Ball Co-Chairs! Celebrity Chef Ball is right around the corner! We have a wonderful event volunteer committee that has been working for almost a year to create an amazing event for Meals on Wheels Chicago supporters. Learn a bit more about the committee leaders below! Amy McCarty – Co-Chair Amy McCarty has volunteered with [...]