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Meals on Wheels Celebrates 35 Years Serving Chicago

MEALS ON WHEELS CHICAGO CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF SERVICE (AUG 1, 2022) – This August, Meals on Wheels Chicago is celebrating an important milestone. For 35 years, the home meal delivery program has helped food-insecure seniors and individuals with disabilities stay healthy, nourished, and independent in their own homes. What started as a program serving 1,218 seniors a hot Thanksgiving meal [...]

Seniors and Fireworks

Seniors and Fireworks The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy the warm weather, and watch spectacular fireworks. However, the Fourth of July isn’t always a cause for celebration for the senior citizens in our lives. The loud noises and bright lights caused by fireworks can be confusing and frightening. For some seniors, fireworks [...]

WEAAD

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On this day, communities all over the world sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. Meals on Wheels Chicago is proud to participate in this national conversation. As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this [...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Take advantage of the spring weather! Take your loved ones on a walk around the neighborhood, or enjoy a cup of tea together on your patio. Let the sun shine down on quality time together! The great outdoors improves your mood and your immune system gets a boost thanks to [...]

Older American’s Month

May is Older American's Month Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for [...]

Let’s March For Meals!

MOWC Board President Shannon Murphy on WGN talking about the March for Meals 5K. Let's March for Meals! This week people all over the city are going to lace up their shoes for the annual #MarchForMeals 5K! This virtual event raises much-needed funds for the home meal delivery program in Chicago, which served over 15,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities [...]

Pi(e) Day Pies

Turn Pi Day Into Meals for Seniors! Order from Blue Sky Bakery & Not Just Cookies Pi(e) Day is just around the bend! We've got great news for pie AND math lovers. Shop for your Pi Day pies at Blue Sky Bakery or Not Just Cookies and your purchase will support Meals on Wheels Chicago! Both of these special businesses will make [...]