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Weather-related delivery update for the week of Jan. 28

Minneapolis in Winter

This week’s weather has brought significant snowfall followed by predicted dangerous wind chills throughout the Twin Cities. In situations such as these, staff at our neighborhood programs must consider the safety of our volunteers and clients when making decisions about whether the day’s deliveries will go out. In late fall, our neighborhood programs deliver shelf-stable […]

You can now give the gift of Meals on Wheels

‘Tis the Season! As we find ourselves shopping for friends and family at the most giving time of the year, we’re introducing a way to give the gift of Meals on Wheels to someone you care about. This year, give a Meals on Wheels gift certificate to someone you love! Gift a week’s worth of meals […]

Caregiving in Quicksand: When even positive change is really hard

Flowers in a window

Because Meals on Wheels is a valued resource for caregivers, we aim to provide information that caregivers may find useful. This post is part of an occasional series called “Caregiving in Quicksand,” a personal look at being a caregiver by Marketing Director Lauren Edstrom. It’s truly amazing how we can feel totally together one moment, […]

Caregiving in Quicksand: How We Got Here

Because Meals on Wheels is a valued resource for caregivers, we aim to provide information that caregivers may find useful. This is the first in an occasional series called “Caregiving in Quicksand,” a personal look at being a caregiver by Marketing Director Lauren Edstrom. Lately when phone conversations leave me more frustrated than satisfied, I […]

Why fighting social isolation is a worthy cause

Social isolation can be difficult to adequately define and measure, but is generally considered to be a state of having minimal social contact, few or no quality relationships, and the lack of a sense of belonging. It differs from loneliness in that it focuses on a concrete lack of social contact rather than subjective feelings […]

Having the conversation with your aging parents about getting help at home

This blog post is the last in a three-part series on caring for aging parents. See Part 1, “How to determine if your aging parents might benefit from a little extra support” and Part 2, “What resources are available to those caring for aging parents?” You’ve checked in and you’ve seen signs that your loved […]

What resources are available to those caring for aging parents?

This blog post is the second in a three-part series on caring for aging parents. See Part 1, “How to determine if your aging parents might benefit from a little extra support.” If you’ve determined that a loved one could benefit from a little extra support at home, it helps to know what kind of […]

How to determine if your aging parents might benefit from a little extra support

The holidays are a time to reconnect and celebrate, as many of us and traveling to see loved ones – sometimes for the first time in months. While you’re enjoying each other’s company, you may also have an opportunity to check in to see how your aging parents or other people close to you are […]

How you can include a local senior on your shopping list this year

Did you know that when you’re out and about doing your holiday shopping, you can pick up a gift for a local senior in need? And the process of getting that gift to a local senior couldn’t be easier thanks to Gifts for Seniors. Gifts for Seniors is a local nonprofit that has teamed up […]

How well do you know Meals on Wheels? Take the quiz and find out

Almost everyone is familiar with Meals on Wheels. Chances are you know someone who has either delivered or received a meal. While most people know that Meals on Wheels exists, we hear a few common misperceptions about what Meals on Wheels does and how the program works. That’s why we’re excited that viewers will get […]

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