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CHANGING THE WAY THIS COUNTRY CARES FOR ITS SENIORS

 
At Meals on Wheels America, we engage in research to demonstrate the impact and value of Meals on Wheels programs that are addressing hunger and isolation among millions of seniors each year. This work supports our commitment to ensuring that local programs have the tools and resources they need to meet the growing demand for services in their communities.

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NEW REPORT PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON 
ADDRESSING IN-HOME SAFETY ISSUES FOR OLDER ADULTS

Funded through our strategic partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, our Older Adults and In-Home Safety report seeks to explore safety challenges and hazards seniors face in their own homes. The report also offers information on solutions that are currently available or in development to improve in-home safety and falls prevention.

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PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON ADDRESSING HUNGER IN OLDER ADULTS

Funded by AARP Foundation and Caesars Foundation, our Hunger in Older Adults report seeks to increase the understanding of a variety of food assistance programs that can work in combination to more effectively address the needs of the more than 10 million older Americans facing hunger each year.

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PROVING THAT MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

The national Meals on Wheels network continues to face limited funding, rising costs, unprecedented demand and need and increasing for-profit competition. That is why Meals on Wheels America has set out to validate what we’ve all known for decades anecdotally through firsthand experience: that Meals on Wheels does in fact deliver so much more than just a meal.

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INCREASING UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS THAT EXIST WITHIN THE AGING NETWORK

It’s crucial for the Meals on Wheels network to understand the opportunities and limitations that exist within states’ policies that guide the implementation of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. That’s why we partnered with the Retirement Research Foundation to identify these commonly cited policy myths within our network through a year-long research project. 

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MEALS ON WHEELS IS THERE

Meals on Wheels is often the first line of support for isolated seniors in times of emergency. From providing shelf-stable meals to coordinating evacuation plans or simply checking in, Meals on Wheels makes sure our senior neighbors are not forgotten. 

Connect with your local Meals on Wheels program today to see how you can help.

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