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SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH This month, communities across America are coming together to join the fight against hunger. With every action, donation, and good deed, we move closer to eliminating food insecurity for our neighbors in need. Join the fight against hunger! Here are some ways you can make a difference this month: [...]
3 FALL ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH SENIORS During the autumn season, local farms often have pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and fall festivals for the public to attend and enjoy. Do some research and locate the best farm with fall activities near you. Once you arrive, pick up a cup of apple cider, stroll through the fields, and [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]