October 10 is National Depression Screening Day. At Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, we’re looking for the signs of depression in our clients every day. The PHQ 9 Patient Health Questionnaire is used in medical offices and other facilities across the country to identify signs of depression. YMOW uses
YMOW is really moving up! Upstairs, that is Join us as we celebrate our move to our brand new workspace on the main floor of First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. Bring your friends, bring your kids, and come share in our excitement as we celebrate fall, our mission, and our move
September is Food Safety Education Month – a good time to review the simple but important steps we can take to prevent foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food. Many of those who become ill are older adults, who are at a
September is National Preparedness Month. Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is doing its part to be sure our homebound neighbors have access to nutritious food, no matter what Old Man Winter and Mother Nature might have in store. Along with regular meals, YMOW client care associates and volunteers
There’s never a lack of activity around the home that Diane shares with her 92-year-old mother, Margarine. That’s because while Diane is a daughter and full-time caregiver for her mom, she’s also a grandma and part-time caregiver for her two young grandchildren. “The kids keep her stimulated,”
Extra batteries are just one way honored volunteer serves more than a meal She’s been called Ash, Ashercat and Ashleigh O. But it wasn’t until she became a YMOW volunteer that Ashleigh Oliveira started answering to the nickname “My Little Chocolate Chip.” “I have no idea where that came from,”
Moments after receiving his bag of produce from Tuesday’s Ypsilanti Farmers Market, YMOW client Michael was already dreaming of how he would prepare his peaches, green beans and tomatoes. “I think I’ll try searing the beans,” Michael said – a change from his usual steaming method. Garden-grown
Jacob Hamilton/MLive.com Reporter Brianne Twiddy and Photographer Jacob Hamilton of MLive recently spent the day learning about the many services provided by Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels to the homebound residents of Ypsilanti. Read their story and see their photos here!