Our meals are prepared to fit into most diet plans. They are portion controlled to provide 1/3 of a senior’s RDI (required daily intake). No salt is added during cooking, they have no trans fats, and they average 800 calories a meal with 85 grams of carbohydrates. Menus are prepared by a registered dietitian and use in-season produce whenever possible.
MOWSWM Executive Director
MOWSWM meal centers
continue to re-open
As you can see below, the Buchanan Lunch Bunch is back for in-person meals, much to our delight.
We expect that nearly all of our dining centers will be
re-opening in June (Niles and Berrien Springs are two exceptions.
Details on the re-openings are a bit of a moving target. They depend on when new precautionary equipment and procedures can be in place. So call your site manager or the MOWSWM office (269-925-0137) for
details on your favorite dining center.
Jellybeans and other
goodies on sale
Having a puppy can change your perspective and habits in many ways. Having gotten married late, I did not have children and now am being introduced to day care, play dates and school-- all for dogs!
Malo has been in "school" for about a month and the change has been amazing! She spends time in the office with me without snooping on my desk for the most delectable (i.e. most important) piece of paper to chew up! All in all she is a delight... a more manageable delight.
We are delighted to see June coming. Malo likes being outside after work, so my relaxing on my deck is a real treat for her.
There are several holidays or special days in June. Some, Malo approves of, others, not so much. Here are her thoughts:
June 4th: Hug Your Cat Day (hmmmm... really? What about puppies?)
June 8th: Best Friends Day (she likes this one a lot)
June 14th: Flag Day (unsure)
June 20th: Father's Day (didn't know you, Dad, but thanks! Happy Father's Day!)
And many things to look forward to! Restrictions loosening. School will be out for the summer, so perhaps there will be more visits from kids and grandkids. Warmer days and nights with fragrant breezes.
But all is not relaxation and play dates for us at MOWSWM. I am working hard to re-open meal sites for inside dining. It is a complicated process, and requires coordination with different people. Most of the sites should be open by early July at the latest. Unknown at this writing are Niles and Berrien Springs.
We also welcome two new site managers who I know you will like: Mary McCormick will be stepping into the large shoes of John Gooch at River Valley and Suzi Polega will be taking over from the beloved Marilyn Hawkins (who is now a chef!) at the St, Joe Senior Center. I am sure you will welcome both of them.
Happy June to you!
Who's that Senator
at my door?
On a recent Monday morning, State Senator Kim LaSata helped deliver meals to St. Joseph seniors, with MOWSWM
Executive Director Linda Strohl.
Senator LaSata certainly knows Meals on Wheels as a budget line item i(she's on the Appropriations and Health Policy & Human Services Committees.
But we're pleased she got a chance to see firsthand what a difference our meals and wellness checks and spirit-lifting visits can make to our clients!
Please support Meals on Wheels and enjoy sweet treats at the same time. Our sale of Wakarusa candies even includes malted milk balls this year!
As always, a portion of sale proceeds go to support MOWSWM's programs.
To see the full selection of goodies from the Wakarusa Dime Store, check out this order form.
What we do:
The good folks at Wisecracker Studios made the moving and informative film below, to describe what Meals on Wheels of SW Michigan is all about.If it makes you even more committed to support our mission, please do make a donation by clicking HERE.
About Meals on Wheels of SW Michigan
Senior Nutrition Services (now Meals on Wheels of Southwestern Michigan) is an independent 501 (C) (3) which helps seniors remain in their homes by providing meals served at community sites, in restaurants, and delivered directly to clients' homes. Our goal is to nourish, support, and connect our seniors to services to help them remain living independently, safely and with dignity. Services are available in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties; the Cass Co. Council on Aging provides home-delivered meals in that area.
Support from the Berrien Community Foundation includes funding from the Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Endowment