Westwood for All Ages is an initiative to make Westwood, New Jersey an age-friendly community - a place where all people can live well and thrive even as they age. The initiative is a partnership of Meals on Wheels North Jersey, the Mayor and Council of Westwood, municipal departments, local businesses and health and social service providers. Westwood for All Ages is committed to raising awareness of its senior residents, ensuring that their voices are heard and their ongoing contributions recognized.
Learn more by visiting our website at www.westwoodforallages.org
Meals on Wheels to host Empty Bowl Event on November 9th
Meals on Wheels North Jersey provides more than a meal to our home bound neighbors, nourishing both the body and mind through the delivery of nutritious food and a daily well visit. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3).
We service 30 towns and villages in Bergen County:
* NOW SERVING OAKLAND!
For other areas in Bergen County, please click here.
For an application, please click here.
To understand the concept of seniors being hungry, you must understand what it means to be "food insecure". When you are food insecure, it means that there is "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways," as defined by a study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Essentially, it meals that you aren't receiving and/or don't have access to the necessary foods and nutrients to help sustain your life. Click HERE for more in-depth information.
Everyday ways to support us...
Seniors Being Hungry is a Nationwide Epidemic...
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What is "Empty Bowls"? It is an international project to fight hunger and bring local awareness to the growing social issue of senior isolation. Handmade bowls are created by local artisans and art organizations from within the community and represent all of the empty bowls around the world. Bowls are then chosen at a luncheon event, used to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and are then yours to keep for a minimum donation of $25.
100% of the proceeds from this event will go to suport Bergen County seniors in need.
Beautiful bowls have been donated by the New Jersey Potter's Guild, Glaze Pottery and Art Studio, Bergenfield High School Ceramics students as well as individual local potters.
In association with Westwood for All Ages is the Westwood Mayors Wellness Campaign. Their goal is to promote health and wellness to all our residents through activities and events for all ages and abilities. We provide the opportunity for education about health and wellness, as well as fitness programs that incorporate all of the components of overall health.
Click HERE to view our schedule of local activities.
"This summer, we had the pleasure of bringing our six year old granddaughter with us on our appointed MOW rounds. Not only was it a wonderful experience for her, it was a bright spot in the day of our clients, some of whom I've never seen smile until that encounter! One client even gave her a dollar tip! Now who was smiling?!!"
- Susan and Doug Hughes (Meals on Wheels volunteers since 2013)
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