The 2016 A Meal to Remember Kickoff luncheon, held Wednesday, April 27, was a huge success in building excitement for this year’s gala on Friday, November 4. We are so grateful to Legendary Events and the St. Regis Atlanta for a beautiful space, Chef Joseph Trevino for the delicious meal, and co-chairs Audra Dial, Jovita Moore, and David York for all of the amazing work they have done planning A Meal to Remember 2016. Sponsorship materials will be sent out at the end of the month; for more information please
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Meals On Wheels Atlanta established the Emergency Pantry Program in 2015 for seniors who we are not already serving through our home-delivered meals program who need help. Most of the seniors served through this program are on our waiting list for home-delivered meals and need emergency assistance. The seniors receive a one-time donation pantry bag of nutritious food. The more food that is donated for this program, the more seniors we can assist. For more information and a full list of items needed, please click here.
Aptly named “RED Day of Service” (RED meaning renew, energize, donate), Keller-Williams employees worldwide devoted Thursday, May 12th to giving back in their communities. For the second year in a row, MOWA was lucky enough to be one of the recipients of their service. KW volunteers spent the day packing and delivering hundreds of meals, assisting with activities in our Adult Day Health center, and helping with home repair projects throughout Fulton County. We are honored to be one of their chosen few, and grateful for all of their hard work.
This is one of the many letters MOWA has received from our veteran home repair clients thanking us for the work done on their homes. We love getting these letters, but we love sharing them even more, because none of this would be possible without our amazing donors and volunteers. We are still looking for Fulton County veterans over the age of 55 whose homes are in need of repair; for more information please click here.
Denetra Little is the new Center Manager for the Auburn Neighborhood Senior Center. She comes to Meals On Wheels Atlanta with over 15 years of working with seniors through nonprofit organizations. Prior to MOWA, she worked at Presbyterian Homes of Georgia as a Wellness Director for 8 years. There she provided seniors innovative fun activities, designed to improve their health and wellness. Denetra has always had a passion for working with seniors and is excited to use her skills and knowledge of the aging population in her new role. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Gerontology from California State University Fullerton in 2004. Denetra lives in Douglasville and stays very busy with her family as well as with working in her community.
Joshua Rumohr will serve as the Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers and will be responsible for the daily oversight of all seven centers’ programming and operations. He will also serve as the Center Manager for the Dogwood Senior Center. Joshua graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Gerontology. He brings experience in wellness assessment and programming for seniors, sales and marketing experience, and also possesses academic research experience in the field of gerontology. Joshua comes to us from Ivy Springs Manor, an assisted living community, where he served as both Director of Excitement (Activities Director), and Community Relations Director. Joshua has also been a member of the Georgia Army National Guard with Bravo Company 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Newnan, Georgia since he enlisted in 2008. He and his wife enjoy spending time outside with their three dogs; Bandit, Delilah, and Kodiak.