NEWS

Updates on the President’s Proposed Budget

 

Carol invites Congress to #SaveLunch

Meals on Wheels programs are serving 23 million fewer meals today than in 2005 due to funding that has not kept pace with inflation and the rapid and consistent growth in America’s senior population. In an effort to influence the fiscal year 2018 federal funding decisions, the nationwide Meals on Wheels network has launched a multi-channel effort to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
Because eight out of 10 local Meals on Wheels programs rely on federal funding to serve vulnerable seniors across the country, the network has launched a nationwide effort – #SaveLunch – to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
It’s important to note that donations made to Meals on Wheels America, the national organization, support awareness and advocacy, which are extremely important, but those funds do not go directly to feeding seniors. Only donations made directly to your local Meals on Wheels providers like Seniors First will help to feed people right here in our community. Donate Now.
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Angels touch down on Seniors First 

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Thank you Florida Blue and the Orlando Fire Department for volunteering with us for #OrlandoUnitedDay in remembrance of the 49 young innocent lives taken in the Pulse tragedy on June 12, 2016.

Volunteers from Florida Blue spent part of their day with seniors enrolled in our Neighborhood Lunch Program at the L. Claudia Allen Senior Center. They served lunch and enjoyed partaking in competitive card games of Uno and Pokeno. The Orlando Fire Department brought seniors a breakfast of bagels and coffee, talked fire safety and conducted blood pressure checks.

Click here to view more photos from the day.

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Orlando Magic does lunch with our Meals on Wheels clients

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Orlando Magic ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw delivered a little magic to our Meals on Wheels clients recently as part of a national ad campaign. The Orlando Magic teamed up with Meals on Wheels America for its, “America, Let’s Do Lunch” campaign, which invites Americans to “donate their lunch break” to deliver meals to seniors in need. Check out the Orlando Magic in action here. 

Thanks Orlando Magic for helping to shine a spotlight on the program and the need for Meals on Wheels volunteers!

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Are you ready?

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Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Here are some tips on how to prepare seniors and keep them safe during a storm.

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Check out photos of this year’s High Tea & Hats

Thank you Re-Action Photos for donating your time and talents to capture memories from the event! Our guests appreciate having an onsite professional photographer to take pictures of them participating in activities that help our community’s seniors in need.

Seniors First High Tea & Hats 2017

Hat Parade

Itsy Bitsy Hat Parade

Photo Wall

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Thanks Publix Super Markets Charities!

Thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities for its continued support as a Seniors First Community Partner. The company’s donation of $20,000 supports programs and services such as Meals on Wheels, In-Home and Personal Care and Stepping Stone Medical Equipment Bank. It’s partnerships like this that help to ensure seniors in our community are provided services that keep them living safe, healthy and independent lives.

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Thanks Bank of America!

Bank of America employees volunteered at our L. Claudia Allen neighborhood lunch site March 3 and spent time socializing and joining in on activities with our seniors. The seniors really enjoyed the company!

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