"I feel safer and more secure thanks to Meals on Wheels." - Bill, age 75

ElliQ opens new world for Ypsilanti seniors


Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (YMOW) has a new partner in our mission to support our homebound neighbors, and her name is ElliQ.

ElliQ is a proactive companion robot that helps older adults remain active, engaged, and independent. Designed for seniors who spend most of their day alone, ElliQ fights the damaging effects of loneliness and empowers seniors to take control of their physical, mental, and social health, all from the safety and comfort of home. ElliQ assists with various activities, including physical and mental exercises, medication reminders, and wellness goal setting and tracking. ElliQ can engage in daily conversation, tell jokes, provide news updates, send and receive text and video messages, and much more.

Volunteer of the Quarter believes in giving back to community


It isn’t enough for Linda Mealing to live in her community. As a resident of Ypsilanti, she works to make it a better place for everyone nearly every day. 

Linda is a member of First Baptist Church, the former president of the New West Willow Neighborhood Association, and has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for several years. And every Wednesday, Linda delivers meals to clients of Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. 

“Helping people is just part of who I am,” said Linda, who learned from the example set by her mother. 



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