Meals on Wheels Association of America

A Meals on Wheels delivery in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017

Meals on Wheels America, is the community based organization dedicated to providing nutrition and helping to eliminate isolation to the elderly. It supports more than 5,000 communities across the United States.[1] Situated in Arlington, Virginia,[2] the Meals on Wheels America is headed by President and CEO Ellie Hollander. It is the oldest and largest national organization supporting community-based senior nutrition programs across the country. Meals on Wheels America is a non-profit organization which works towards improving information and services provided to senior citizens.[2]

Vision

The vision of Meals on Wheels of America is to see no senior go hungry.[1] Approximately 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 each day. One-quarter will live to the age of 90. Many will not be able to keep up with daily tasks. According to the website, these seniors represent the fastest growing population segment in the U.S.[1] A major factor in living longer is that cost of living increases and funds do not. This becomes a contributing factor for seniors in the decision to sell their homes to move into a nursing facility.[1] Meals on Wheels provides a solution to this issue by providing meals to seniors at a fraction of the cost of living in a senior facility. Through this program, billions of dollars are saved everyday in Medicare and Medicaid costs annually.[1] The greatest benefit of the Meals on Wheels program is that it provides seniors with improved health, security, and independence.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Meals on Wheels America". www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  2. ^ a b "Meals on Wheels National". Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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