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2014-07-23 23:11:40

Fall Prevention works—New data shows Contra Costa Seniors safer in homes. If all senior residents were to receive fall prevention services based on this data, we could prevent about three per cent of total 9-1-1 responses for these seniors who are falling. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 per cent, according to new data compiled by American...

2014-07-02 16:22:53

Assoc. Releases Tips to Help Older New Yorkers, Families, Friends & Neighbors Prepare for Disaster Before it Strikes NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane season is upon us, and just two years after Sandy, AARP is reminding older New Yorkers, their families and friends to get ready early this hurricane season. While Sandy claimed victims as young as toddlers, it was crueler to the city's elderly, with 27 New Yorkers aged 65 or older perishing in the storm. For older New...

2014-06-26 23:16:28

Effective July 1, Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services will be partnering with two local home care service providers to provide non-medical, in-home services for seniors and their families in Contra Costa County. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services will be partnering with two local home care service providers, Tender Heart Home Care and 24Hr HomeCare, to provide non-medical, in-home services for seniors and their families in Contra...

2014-06-04 23:03:42

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services honors its volunteers -- all 850 of them. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Over 850 volunteers actively participate in our work, allowing every dollar spent to provide many dollars worth of services to older adults in Contra Costa County. From sharing time with a lonely homebound elder once a week, delivering a warm meal each day to a frail shut-in, to rebuilding a dilapidated staircase for a diabetic senior who needs to get to his...

2014-05-13 23:12:48

New episode of HUNGRY Talks explores the impact of philanthropic funding and volunteer engagement and how the intersection of dollars and deeds is transforming business and communities. Featured panelists include influencers from Lionsgate, William Morris Endeavor and California politics who have built and continue to lead major social initiatives in the arts, education and healthcare. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 HUNGRY Talks presents the panel discussion, “Currency: The Social...

2014-01-27 23:04:40

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services Executive Director Elaine Clark recently was named to the Board of Directors for National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP). Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Being part of this national organization will give our local agency greater exposure and the opportunity to shape national messages around senior programs,” said Clark. The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) is a...

2014-01-16 23:28:10

Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services is creating a more comprehensive client care program for the most at risk seniors. Thanks to a grant from the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund, they will be able to strengthen their Care Management program which identifies and connects low-income and uninsured seniors to needed social services, including meals, health resources, visitors, and legal assistance. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 A recent grant from the John...

2014-01-07 12:24:42

Love Letters asks teens to make Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults during a peak time of isolation and depression. NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org today announced it is joining forces with Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference by AARP Foundation, to launch Love Letters, which will encourage teens to make handmade Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country during a peak time of isolation and...

2014-01-04 23:23:56

During the 2013 holiday season, XACT Telesolutions is providing its complimentary services and at heavily discounted rates, to a number of non-profit organizations throughout the country. Some of these include Meals on Wheels, Operation Stephens Touch, and the National Kidney Foundation. Unity, ME (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 For years now, XACT Telesolutions has been helping non-profit organizations throughout the country reach a bigger audience, free of charge or at heavily discounted...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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