A little over 60 years ago, Olimer dedicated his professional career to serving his country and community. In the 1950s, he joined the Army and worked in communications. After 6 years, he left the military and trained to become a police officer in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
October 12, 2018
At age 66, Stenis possesses an unwavering curiosity about life. “I feel more spiritually connected. I watch nature. I look at all this stuff out here and I thought, ‘Nature is reality. It’s God’s work. It’s eternal.’”
People often take sleep for granted, but getting good sleep is one of the easiest ways to improve mental and physical health. This is particularly true for seniors, who may have difficulty sleeping due to aches and pains. By adjusting their sleep habits and even acquiring a mattress designed specifically for their physical needs, they can sleep better at night, feel more rested, and stay healthier.
September 3, 2018
By: Mira Terdiman, Intern at Meals on Wheels San Francisco
At the beginning of this summer, I was sitting in my grandmother’s apartment in San Francisco with my family and our good friends. It was dinner time, and the excitement around the table was palpable. My grandmother was undoubtedly the best cook I knew, and everyone was looking forward to savoring her food.
Every year on August 21st, America celebrates its seniors and their contributions to society, marking the holiday of National Senior Citizens Day. This holiday was declared in 1988 by Ronald Reagan in order to acknowledge the growing number of seniors in our communities, and to highlight the various social, medical and economic issues that affect senior citizens. As the baby boomers age and the senior population continues to grow, more and more seniors are living in isolation.
June 20, 2017
June 12, 2018
In loving memory of Jan Birnbaum, a beloved friend of Meals on Wheels.