Meals on Wheels celebrates Older Americans Month

Meals on Wheels celebrates Older Americans Month in May


seniorsMay is Older Americans Month. Though we celebrate seniors every day, this month gives everyone the opportunity to honor and embrace the knowledge, experiences, and cumulative accomplishments of those who have soared into the golden years of their lives.

We have so much we can learn from seniors!

"The most meaningful advice I've found from older adults is 'Just keep celebrating every day,' and 'Laughter keeps you healthy,'" says Meals on Wheels CEO Jennifer Steele. "With our volunteer-delivered birthday boxes, we are able to help seniors (and all of us!) celebrate their milestones. I also feel fortunate to experience the grace and humor our seniors share with us, from funny stories told to drivers to one-liners dropped at congregate meals."

This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Age My Way,” which focuses on how older adults can age in place and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. That belief – “Age My Way” – is at the core of everything we do at Meals on Wheels. It is the heart of our mission and it is truly why we do what we do. Our goal is to give seniors the essential services they need to remain in the comfort of their own homes, independent and healthy.

Meals on Wheels invites everyone to join us in our celebration of Older Americans Month! Volunteer to deliver meals and spend time with our seniors. Help us create birthday boxes to honor people like Mary, who turned 104 this year.

If you can't give your time, you can make a donation in the name of an older American who has made an impact on your life. It all makes a difference, to us and to the community.