As a sociology student at University of Michigan, Kailey Whitted is preparing for a lifetime of service to others. And as a volunteer for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, she’s getting firsthand exposure to the needs of the community and the ways she and others can help. As part of a University of
Jim and Marla Gousseff’s dedication to YMOW and their homebound neighbors lives on through gifts to six Ypsilanti organizations, including Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels will received a $200,000 endowment from The James W. (Jim) and Marla J. Gousseff Fund, part of a $1.8
YMOW’s new office manager, Keegen Carty, literally learned of YMOW’s impact on the community from the ground up. While working at Frog Holler Farm, Keegen became aware of Food Gatherers, and in turn, the produce that is donated to Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels each week. “I’m a big believer in
Since first signing on as a YMOW volunteer in 1995, Bob Nowlan has delivered thousands of meals, met hundreds of people, made dozens of friends and taken countless bags of garbage to the curb. “I don’t know how much garbage I’ve taken out over the years,” said Bob, but he does know that each of
The year 2020 certainly came with its challenges, not only for YMOW, but also for those we serve. As older adults and people with health issues took steps to stay at home, demand for Meals on Wheels spiked. Meanwhile, our volunteer pool dwindled. But thanks to YMOW’s dedicated staff and a small but
Thanks to generous donations from Domino's Pizza, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and YMOW supporters, every YMOW client was treated to a bag of gifts this holiday season. Blankets, word puzzle books, pet toys and hand sanitizer were among the bounty of items distributed in celebration of the holidays.
Vera Felk-Spraetz looked forward to her weekly visits with the folks on her mini route just as much as the clients looked forward to her knock on their door each Wednesday. Then, everything changed. The new distancing rules and the need for a mask wasn’t the hard part, Vera said. The hard part
September 21-25 is National Falls Prevention Week - a great time to remind ourselves of the simple but important things we can do to prevent injury or even death from a fall. Did you know? • One in 4 Americans over 65 falls each year. • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the