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Meals On Wheels Atlanta March 2015
In this issue:
  • Health Challenge
  • Sunday Suppers
  • Midnight in Paris
  • SE Sr. Ctr.
  • March for Meals
  • Good Deeds Day
  • Volunteer Needs
 
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Senior Center Health Challenge

Working out and exercise are not just for the young!  Meals On Wheels Atlanta is proving just that as we host more than 200 seniors for a12-week Health and Wellness Challenge. The Health Challenge kickoff  took place from March 18-19.  

The 12-week challenge focuses on improving the health and wellness of seniors who attend the Neighborhood Senior Centers managed by Meals On Wheels Atlanta.  The challenge will conclude with an event from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 18.  Four top tier winners who achieved measurable outcomes against their fitness goals. Prizes are based on the following criteria:
•    Weight Loss
•    Regulated Blood Pressure
•    Increased Mobility
•    Overall health improvement in two or more categories

An active lifestyle is especially important for senior health because regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and reduce pain associated with arthritis. By improving balance, flexibility, endurance and strength, older adults can stay healthier longer.

Thanks to our community partners which include: Kaiser Permanente, Good Samaritan of Atlanta, Amerigroup, Decuir Gourmet, Project Open Hand, LLC Dance, Piedmont Hospital, Response4Help, Humana, Fulton County and MV Transportation.

 
Midnight in Paris

Join us for an fun and entertaining night.  Thank you to our sponsors!  Get your tickets before they sell out!  Contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events for more information.

 
 
Sunday Suppers
 

Meals On Wheels Atlanta is excited to announce our 4th annual Sunday Suppers!  These are dinners hosted by MOWA supporters for an evening of delicious food, wine and an opportunity to raise important funds to support Meals On Wheels Atlanta.  Contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events at 404.605.8450 or email her for more details about participating chefs and hosts and how to attend a dinner! 

 

 
 
Southeast Neighborhood Senior Center Visitors

Last week, the Southeast Neighborhood Senior Center was visited by students from the Galloway School, an independent   day school.  It was a full day of fun as the seniors really enjoyed  the company of the students.  There was plenty of BINGO, with an expert BINGO caller, and stories galore to share.  The senior participants were even treated to a live show put on by students from the Galloway Orchestra.

 
 
March for Meals
 
 

This month, Meals On Wheels Atlanta is joining with hundreds of other local meals programs across the country to reach out to our communities and build awareness and support for Meals on Wheels programs. Nationwide, Meals On Wheels programs together serve a nutritious meal, a warm smile and the safety check that keep nearly 2.5 million seniors a year healthy and living in their own homes.

To kickoff March for Meals, our partners at Meals On Wheels America just released the results of a groundbreaking study “More Than A Meal” that helps us better understand the impact that Meals On Wheels has in making our communities stronger and healthier. Key highlights of the study show that seniors who receive meals on wheels improve their health, report they are less lonely and isolated, suffer fewer falls, and worry less about being able to remain at home.

Learn more about this study at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/mtam.

 
Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day - Indeed!  MOWA celebrated Good Deeds Day on Friday, March 13, with 73 volunteers who gave a total of 340 hours to MOWA and our seniors. Folks helped prepare food in our kitchen, delivered meals to our seniors, spent time with our seniors at one of our 7 neighborhood senior centers, and helped out at our home office. MOWA really could not do all that we do without the invaluable time people like you give back. 

 

 
 
 
 Volunteer Opportunities Highlight!
 

Volunteer Groups Needed: Senior Home Yardwork

Now that spring is finally here, we need help with minor yardwork at our Atlanta senior’s homes.  Many seniors struggle with their daily routines and cannot do tasks as simple as mowing or racking the lawn. Meals On Wheels Atlanta provides free yard maintenance so that seniors can stay in their own homes and communities as they age. We are looking for volunteer groups of 10 people or more to help us on Saturdays with these projects. Projects will begin at 9am and last till 1pm making them the best 4 hours you have spent with your family and friends this year!  Tasks may include cutting grass, trimming trees, cutting shrubs, planting flowers/plants, and gutter cleaning.  If you have an interest in helping us, please submit a volunteer request on the link VOLUNTEER.

 
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