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Meals on Wheels America Delivering Kindness Newsletter - March 2022

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March 31, 2022


That's a Wrap! But, It's Really Just the Beginning...

Homebound seniors across the nation depend on you, and you showed up. You donated. You took action. You tweeted. You volunteered. We want to keep that momentum up to keep Meals on Wheels around for the next 50 years and beyond. Read below for a recap of all the ways people across the country honored the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program all month long.

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Month in Review: Honoring the 50th Anniversary

Good Morning America: Meals on Wheels Serves Record Numbers Amid Inflation

As high gas prices and inflation impact the cost of preparing meals and the pandemic continues to isolate older, at-risk Americans, Meals on Wheels programs keep providing help for seniors in the communities they serve.

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Meals on Wheels Hero Highlighted on Congressional Floor

"Let us recommit to supporting their invaluable work, and recognize this month and every day, the invaluable ways that women continue to provide healing and promote hope – not just in caregiving, but in all aspects of our society."

Listen in as Congressman Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN) acknowledges the extraordinary work Sandra Noe, Executive Director at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana, has overseen for the past 36 years to combat senior isolation and hunger.

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Making this March One To Remember on the Ground, Nationwide

Communities all over America are honoring this major milestone. From celebrating with delicious cupcakes to a surprise visit from the local sheriff, programs across the country made March a month to remember. Take a look at our Twitter Moment to see the Meals on Wheels network in action.

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Facebook Live

Town Hall with Meals on Wheels and NANASP

Couldn’t catch the live event? We have you covered. Hosted by Meals on Wheels America and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP), join our CEO Ellie Hollander, among other network leaders and senior participants, as we discuss how far we’ve come and the work we have left to tackle senior hunger and social isolation in America.

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Congress Signs Resolutions To Recognize Vital Anniversary

In two separate resolutions honoring its 50th Anniversary, Members of Congress officially affirmed the vital role of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in addressing hunger, malnutrition and isolation for millions for America’s seniors each year.

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1,000 Supporters Send Messages to Congress

Over 1,000 of our supporters (that’s YOU) sent letters to their Members of Congress asking for increased federal funding for programs like Meals on Wheels. If you haven’t had a chance to take action, there’s still time! It only takes two minutes to make a difference.

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Heartwarming Stories Across America

Add a smile to your day with good news collected from around the country.

Turning 100 Years Old With Drive-by Birthday Party

Happy 100th birthday, Louella! Louella Johnson in North Carolina proves that you’re never too old for a birthday sash and crown, while her community demonstrates how important it is to show a neighbor you care.

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Crossing Guard Hangs Up Her Vest One Last Time at 95 Years Old

Estella Williams, a 95-year-old crossing guard, is hanging up her vest after 27 years of helping her community be safer. We are sending her gratitude for being a true pillar of her South Carolina community. 

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Four Senior Siblings, One New Guiness World Record Set

You’re never too old to hold a world record! These siblings – Geraldine (100 years old), Marjorie (97 years old), Robert (95 years old) and Richard (93 years old) – have our hearty congratulations for having the highest combined age in the world.

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How WWII Veteran Has Stayed Strong Through It All for 101 Years

When Lucille Wright was asked, “What is the secret to living to be 101 years old?” she simply replied, “Working hard and eating well.” This WWII veteran in Texas reflects on caring for injured soldiers and staying strong for 101 years.

MEET LUCILLE >

Watch the Video: The Power of a Knock

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