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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

    9 Million Seniors Face Hunger

    1 in 4 Lives Alone

    1 Year 1 Day 10 Days

    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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    2018 NATIONAL FACT SHEETS

    Our nation’s senior population is growing exponentially, outpacing the resources available to serve vulnerable older adults and putting their health and well-being in jeopardy. 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.

    Download our suite of 2018 National Fact Sheets to learn about the escalating problem of senior hunger and isolation, and how leveraging the existing Meals on Wheels network keeps seniors healthy and independent at home, out of costly healthcare alternatives.

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    2017 STATE FACT SHEETS

    Learn more about the seniors in each state through the 2017 State Fact Sheets available in the drop-down menu below. 

    COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for our 2018 State Fact Sheets.

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    FEDERAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS RESOURCES



    ADMINISTRATION ON COMMUNITY LIVING/ADMINISTRATION ON AGING ISSUE BRIEFS


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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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    At this moment, thousands of homebound seniors across America are on waiting lists to receive Meals on Wheels. Your donation can help us fight for the resources our programs need to serve vulnerable seniors like Julio.

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