Skip To The Main Content

2019 Focus Areas

CALLING ALL MISSION-DRIVEN, FORWARD-THINKING MINDS


Since 1974, Meals on Wheels America has hosted an annual convening of experts and leaders from local programs for three days of relevant learning sessions, inspiring keynotes and stimulating networking events designed to connect, align and reinvigorate the network. Meals on Wheels program staff from across the country attend to enrich themselves professionally, as well as learn actionable insights and skills to advance and support their organizations and increase their community impact. 

2019 attendees are sure to walk away from this year's Conference reinvigorated, and with actionable insights to take back to your programs. We hope you'll join us!
Connect_icon
Grow_icon
Lead_icon

OUR 2019 FOCUS AREAS

This year’s programming will once again focus on the network’s most pressing challenges and emerging opportunities:

  • READYING PROGRAMS FOR HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS 
    Invaluable opportunities to integrate Meals on Wheels into the healthcare ecosystem have arrived. This year’s Conference seeks to provide the support and guidance that community-based senior nutrition programs need to confidently pursue these revenue-generating partnerships. Healthcare experts and successful peers will demonstrate how to adapt existing models and measure outcomes to improve care and meet the needs of payers. Sessions will accommodate varying levels of knowledge and readiness, and will focus on service offering development, data collection and compliance. 
  • STRENGTHENING MEALS ON WHEELS' COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    The senior nutrition market has become extremely competitive and we must continue to fight for funding, contracts and a place at the table. Together, we must adapt to this new landscape and differentiate our unique and invaluable offerings from our competitors. Sessions will focus on how to further define and expand our “more than just a meal” model of delivering nutrition, socialization, safety and even care coordination.      
  • FUTURE-PROOFING OUR ORGANIZATIONS
    Thriving in the ever-changing field of senior nutrition and nonprofit management is no easy task. From volunteer management to financial planning, fundraising and digital communications, sessions will cater to senior nutrition professionals at all stages of their career, focusing on the necessary skills and competencies needed to grow personally and grow strong and sustainable organizations that can thrive for years to come.

LEARNING TRACKS

No one covers training for the full spectrum of what it takes to run successful, thriving Meals on Wheels programs the way we do. Conference sessions will fit into one of our five learning tracks that will allow attendees tailor and optimize their 2019 learning experience.

Click each icon to learn more about each course track

  • HEALTHCARE

    Designed to ready and empower organizations to take advantage of potential revenue-generating opportunities that integrate Meals on Wheels into the healthcare ecosystem.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Designed to equip program staff at all levels with the skills and information needed to more effectively engage your communities to advocate for support, inspire lifelong ambassadors and remain top-of-mind in a crowded marketplace. 
  • DEVELOPMENT

    Designed to help organizations grow and diversify sustainable revenue streams through expert advice, training and insights, as well as case studies and best practices from successful Meals on Wheels programs.
  • LEADERSHIP

    Designed to build on the skills and knowledge of program leaders, board members and other decision-makers to support you in leading your organizations to not only be more contemporary and sustainable, but also enable your teams to adapt and thrive in an uncertain climate.
  • SERVICE OFFERINGS

    Designed to help organizations adapt to and thrive in a competitive marketplace by differentiating Meals on Wheels’ unique and invaluable offerings from our competitors and better defining and enhancing our value proposition.

SPONSORS


TITLE

elior_north_america-WEB
 

PLATINUM
  • Aetna
  • Mutual of America
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Subaru of America
  • The Home Depot Foundation
Gold
  • TrueSense Marketing
Silver
  • Accessible Solutions
  • Meals on Wheels Fundraising Co-Op