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Meals On Wheels Atlanta April 2015
In this issue:
  • Hunger Challenge
  • AmeriGroup
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Sunday Suppers
  • Volunteer Info
  • Kaiser Permanente


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The Hunger Challenge continues...

Recently, two members of our new Young Professional Board, Ashley Case and John Rahiya, accepted the MOWA Hunger Challenge to “go hungry” for 50 hours during 2015.  This challenge was implemented to raise awareness for senior hunger in metro Atlanta and to celebrate MOWA’s 50th Anniversary.  To read more about Ashley & John’s story follow this link were they were featured in the AJC. 

To take the MOWA Hunger Challenge, agree to fast for a period of time (such as 50 hours) to experience what it is like for so many seniors in need…not having enough food to eat. Then…challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to make pledges to MOWA in honor your hunger challenge. If you are  interested contact Kate Grinalds.  You can also donate to the MOWA Hunger Challenge by visiting our website: www.mealsonwheelsatlanta.org.

AmeriGroup supports Health Challenge!

Thank you to Amerigroup for making a $10,000 donation to support our Senior Center Health Challenge. Amerigroup was invited to the Meals on Wheels Atlanta's 2nd Annual Health Challenge Kick Off where participants were encouraged to exercise, dance and learn new and healthy cooking techniques.  From Amerigroup, Hanan Elbeitam, Regional Marketing Manager and Maria Henriquez,, Community Relations Representative presented the check.  More than 200 seniors are participating in a 12-week Health and Wellness Challenge.

The Health Challenge will conclude on June 18, and Meals On Wheels Atlanta will select 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 again to Amerigroup for your amazing support of this event!

Easter Egg Hunt
Right before Easter the Northside Activity Center hosted what could be the cutest activity they've ever hosted...seriously, does it get any cuter than little 4 year olds dying Easter eggs with our seniors?  I don't think so!  Thanks to the Pre-K class from Future Leaders Christian Acadmey for visiting us!


Sunday Suppers

April 26 May 3 and May 17

There are still some available dinners for this year’s Sunday Suppers.  Don’t miss out on a fabulous dinner party for a wonderful cause! To purchase tickets to remaining dinners, click here.

Thank you to our chairs Nancy Brown and James Hurley and our chef chair Nick Leahy for making all the dinners possible!  A special thanks to our participating hosts and chefs.

David York
Jack Sawyer and Bill Torres & Cindy and Bill Voyles
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
James Hurley and Ginny Brewer
Cindy and Bill Fowler
Elizabeth and Carl Allen
Daniel Grider and Anthony Revels
Cynthia Widner Wall and James Wall
Laurie and Marc Skalla
Nancy and Eric Brown & Sylvia and Keith Wright
Debbi Lee and John Peifer
Keisha and Daniel Noel

Tim Magee, White Oak
Jason Hall, Mason’s Tavern
Zeb Stevenson, Watershed
Matt Weinstein, Woodfire
Mary Hataway, Soiree
Liz Cipro, A Legendary Event
Alex Reethof, Reethof Hospitality
Stuart Tracy, Parish
Eli Kirshtein, The Luminary
Ashley Clay, Chef Ashley, Inc.
Jeff Mekolites, Le Cordon Bleu
Nick Leahy, Saltyard

National Volunteer Week


Along with Meals On Wheels America, we are celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognizing the dedicated volunteers who do so much for our seniors.  Our volunteers deliver a nutritious meal, a friendly smile and a safety check to hundreds of seniors across our area.  Looking for an easy way to make a big difference for seniors? Volunteer with us! If you would like to volunteer your time with us, please contact Kari Morrison in Volunteer Services 404-605-8454.

Thank You Kaiser Permanente!
Many thanks to Kaiser Permanente for partnering with us on our Adult Day Health program by providing a new wrap for our bus.  This bus helps us transport our seniors to and from the Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Center. Thanks to Mary Hsieh and her team at Kaiser Permanente for all the do for our seniors.

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