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SENIORS ARE STRUGGLING EVERY DAY

But through data and research, we can fight for their needs.

    THE MORE WE KNOW, THE MORE WE CAN HELP

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    RESEARCH PROVES THE FULL IMPACT
    OF MEALS ON WHEELS

     
    Meals on Wheels America, with funding from AARP Foundation, commissioned Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research to design a 15-week pilot study to compare the experience and health outcomes realized by older adults who receive three different levels of service: daily traditional meal delivery, once-weekly frozen delivery and individuals on a waiting list. What we found confirms what we’ve known for decades anecdotally and through personal experience: that Meals on Wheels does in fact deliver so much more than just a meal.

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    SENIOR FACTS MAP

    Millions of seniors nationwide are struggling with hunger, isolation and the ability to pay for basic living needs. Our interactive Senior Facts Map uses the most recent data to provide state-specific information about the number of seniors facing these challenges and those served by Older Americans Act (OAA) home-delivered and congregate nutrition programs.

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    NATIONAL & STATE FACT SHEETS

    The number of seniors in our country will grow exponentially over the coming years. Meals on Wheels is a proven public-private partnership that effectively addresses the challenges of aging by promoting health and improving quality of life for our nation’s most vulnerable seniors. By leveraging the existing Meals on Wheels network, we have the opportunity to not only keep seniors at home, where they want to be, but also save billions in tax dollars by keeping them out of more costly healthcare alternatives.

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    FEDERAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS RESOURCES

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    The National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging (NRCNA) is designed to assist the national aging network in building business acumen and program excellence, modernizing senior nutrition services, and developing replicable and scalable partnership models to meet the needs of a rapidly aging senior population.

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