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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 ...
YMOW leaves caregiver more time to be a grandma

YMOW leaves caregiver more time to be a grandma

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,” Diane said of her mom, who keeps a ...
Volunteer of the Quarter

Volunteer of the Quarter

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,” Ashleigh said, but each Wednesday ...
Kiwanis Club grant supports youth volunteer program

Kiwanis Club grant supports youth volunteer program

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is grateful to the Community Services Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor for its funding of our youth volunteer program. This $2,000 grant from Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor will allow Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels to expand volunteer opportunities for young people in our community. Those opportunities include meal ...
Volunteer team up for good at National Day of Action

Volunteer team up for good at National Day of Action

Volunteers from NSF International and Retirement Income Solutions were among those who gave their time Friday, June 21, to participate in United Way’s National Day of Action. Volunteers made Fourth of July cards for Meals on Wheels clients, delivered meals and helped three local seniors with weeding and yardwork. ...
YMOW makes life easier for this dad and his kids

YMOW makes life easier for this dad and his kids

Edgar is a Meals on Wheels recipient. He’s also an author, a musician and a dad. Thanks to Meals on Wheels, one thing he isn’t is a burden to his busy children. At 51, he’s among the youngest of YMOW’s 200-plus clients. And as the father of a 27-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son, Edgar ...
One cheesy reason to be excited about Saturday meals!

One cheesy reason to be excited about Saturday meals!

When YMOW announced the return of weekend meal delivery starting June 1, Sharon was among the first to sign up. Until now, her Saturday dinner usually consisted of a reheated piece of chicken. Sunday dinner was more of the same. But not for long! On June 1, she can look forward to a hot helping ...
YMOW was always part of volunteer’s retirement plan

YMOW was always part of volunteer’s retirement plan

Gary Gross has big plans for his recent retirement. Along with remodeling his house, traveling to Europe and spending time with his wife and two teen-aged children, the 62-year-old is enjoying his time spent delivering meals for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. “I always planned this as part of my retirement,” said Gary, who joins client ...
 

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