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Meals on Wheels and
 Senior Outreach

Welcome New Volunteers
Words We Live By
Upcoming Events
Available Resources
Making A Difference
Meals on Wheels
Fall Prevention
Health and Wellness
C.C. Cafés
Healthy Bites
About Town
Meals on Wheels


Jean Ammann
Lori Banks
Jodi Berg
Rosalie Cmelak
Marian Cooper
Susann Cowling
Denise Craig
Andrea Doehman
Katy Fairman
Yung Fu Huang
Lisa Hunt
Melissa Hunter
Jerry Leonard
Jennifer Michel
Bob Munson
Carolyn McIntosh
Jamie Patterson
Elizabeth Patton
Liz Peters
Mark Romero
Patricia Sheppard
Ron Sheppard
Garrett Solis
Margalo Weissman
Hilleary Wright 


 Friendly Visitors


Karen Collins
Jon Hamblin
Connie Mc Cullar
Louis Stephan
Siobhan Stuart
Teresa Vaughn




"Dear Kelly,

Thank you for your wonderful service and more for your wonderful caring people.  They loved us (and our dog!) and we loved them!

Thank you for your caring most of all!"



in Pleasant Hill


"I enjoy all the volunteers.  They are always friendly, courteous and cheerful.  One even gave me a hug. A perk for being 101 maybe!"



in Moraga




Rotary Home Team

Saturday, July 25th

FREE home maintenance for seniors unable to perform basic household repairs



Free Family Caregiver Workshop

Tuesday, July 28th


1300 Civic Drive

Walnut Creek



John Muir Health


"Managing Insomnia"


September 10th



To register,

click here. 


Fall Prevention Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser


September 13


Pleasant Hill Senior Center, Pleasant Hill  




The Mobility Connections


"The Connection Between Heath and Your Brain" and "Knowing When to Give Up Driving"


October 23


John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek




 Read our March for Meals story in The Catholic Voice.


 PBS Special

"CARING FOR MOM & DAD" explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day.


For information on programming and DVD, click here.



Sharon Fitzgerald enjoys the music and dancing at the Bay Point C.C. Café "Be Our Guest" event!

Available Resources

Work for Older Adults

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

 Job Source Guide


Vital Link

Medial Alert Systems




Alternatives for Seniors Directory

 Online or call 888-WE-ASSIST



Issue 3, Volume 7
July  2015


What a party!  The Volunteer Picnic was so much fun!  Great entertainment, great food, and amazing volunteers.  Over 250 people attended the annual celebration.  We were reminded of the importance of the 1200+ volunteers who keep people fed, safe, and independent.    


As we were reminded by the President at the White House Conference on Aging, it is our responsibility as a society to take care of elders.  We need to honor those who built this country and now need a little help.  MOWSOS volunteers, sponsors, and donors are doing their part.  I encourage you to join us and be a part of this great effort.  Become a Legacy Donor or a volunteer.   I challenge you to make a difference.





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 Making A Difference




Meals on Wheels


Drive to Save Lives


Almost 20% of Seniors 65 years and older in Contra Costa County live below the Federal Poverty Level. 14% are food insecure and those numbers are growing!


Our Meals on Wheels program serves more than 750 homebound, frail, and food insecure seniors every day and relies heavily on 350 drivers to deliver those meals.   


According to Nancy Raniere, Meals on Wheels Program Specialist, "The need for drivers in Antioch, Pittsburg, and Bay Point is critical. Many of our drivers vacation during the summer months which impacts us greatly. We have a desperate need for drivers and substitute drivers."


Volunteer driving is a 2 hour commitment once a week. Delivery is  Monday through Friday between 10:30am and 12:30pm.  

Please consider becoming a volunteer driver and help us feed our seniors in need of healthy, nutritious meals. You will make a tremendous difference in the quality of their lives.


To apply, click here or call Carol Louisell at 925-954-8736.


For more information, please contact Nancy Raniere at or 925-937-8607.  

 Fall Prevention

 Enjoy a Short Stack for

                                        A Tall Cause!


The planning for our Fall Prevention Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is underway.  Please mark your calendar for Sunday, September 13th from 8:30am-10:30am at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center. 

Pleasant Hill Vice Mayor, Tim Flaherty, will be on hand to emcee the event as well as lead the very popular pancake flipping contest for kids of ALL ages!

Also, jump on board with our partners Safe at Home, Hillendale Home Care, Grace Healthcare, Contra Costa County Fire and the Contra Costa Firefighters Local 1230 and become an event sponsor


For more information, please contact Alayne Balke at or 925-937-8311.

 Health and Wellness


Choose Health, Drink Water


What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories.


Check out this infographic to see the amount of sugar in many of our favorite drinks.


For more information, please contact Cynthia Black at or 925-937-8311.

C.C. Café

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 Dancing-Room Only


The third "Be Our Guest" event celebrating Father's      Day was held on June 19, 2015 at our Bay Point

C.C.  Café at the Ambrose Community Center and it was a rousing success!


103 seniors attended lunch and enjoyed music, raffle prizes, special gift bags for the first-time guests, and lots of dancing. 


Evelyn Baclig, Bay Point C.C. Café Site Manager, decorated all the tables with handmade centerpieces that were given out to the guests. 

We want encourage more seniors to attend one of our C.C. Cafés in Bay Point, Concord, Crockett, Pittsburg, Rodeo and Walnut Creek and would appreciate your help in spreading the word.


For more information, please contact Michelle Gee at or 925-937-8311 x108.

 Healthy Bites


8 Simple Summer Dinners


What's better than eating fresh seasonal food? Try these quick and tasty meals tonight.  



 About Town

Celebrating our Volunteers! See our Facebook Page for more photos.



If you have suggestions for our newsletter or would like to contribute a quote, photo, or story, please contact:
Leigh Shughrou
Public Affairs Specialist
Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services
925-937-8311 x133

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