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Emergency expenses are mounting

Emergency expenses are mounting

YMOW incurs costs to protect clients during COVID-19 As we make our way through this unprecedented health crisis, YMOW’s first priority remains the health and well-being of our homebound neighbors. Special precautions are in place to protect our clients as we continue to provide them with a daily delivery of freshly prepared food. We also ...
Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep

Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep

Is it a funny coincidence or a cruel joke that daylight savings time – the day when we set our clocks ahead and lose an hour of precious sleep – occurs during National Sleep Awareness Month? March is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of quality sleep and how to make it ...
YMOW gives volunteer of the quarter purpose in retirement

YMOW gives volunteer of the quarter purpose in retirement

Having retired from his career in IT, John Isakson needed a new reason to get up and dressed every day. “You have to have a reason to get up every morning,” said John, our final Volunteer of the Quarter for 2019. For nearly six years, that reason has been the people served by Ypsilanti Meals ...
2019 was a year of growth for YMOW

2019 was a year of growth for YMOW

2019 was a busy and exciting year for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. Through support of our dedicated staff and more than 2,500 hours worked by our generous volunteers, we delivered 106,206 meals to 335 homebound neighbors in 2019. March brought our long-awaited move to Michigan Medicine as our food provider. Clients now receive hotter, fresher ...
Arbor Brewing Co. fills holiday tables with food and family

Arbor Brewing Co. fills holiday tables with food and family

When a fall last month left Joyce with a broken femur, she was left wondering about a lot of things, not the least of which was how she would host her family this Thanksgiving. “I always have it here. I didn’t know what I was going to do,” the 72-year-old said. So when she learned ...
Caregivers need care too

Caregivers need care too

November is National Caregivers Month – a reminder that caregivers like Alice need care, too. First Lady Rosalynn Carter once said there are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. In May ...
We’re trained to spot early signs of depression

We’re trained to spot early signs of depression

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 that same questionnaire as part of our ...
Take simple steps to keep food safe

Take simple steps to keep food safe

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 greater ...
Emergency meals keep clients prepared

Emergency meals keep clients prepared

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 deliver shelf-stable food to clients at least twice ...
 

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