Issue 7 / Volume 4 
April 2018

Elaine Clark
Chief Executive Officer


Together, we can deliver! ™

Volunteers "drive" us, have driven us for 50 years, and will continue to be the driving force propelling our success. As we celebrate 50 years together and a new inclusive name, we also salute the thousands of individuals who keep us rolling.

Thank you! 

I encourage you to read about our journey, give us your feedback, and join us in the celebration of others.

Say Hello to Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
On April 2, we officially changed our name from Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) to Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR). The rebrand of MOWDR coincides with our 50th Anniversary Gala and was launched with a new look,  press release , website and our vision for Contra Costa County seniors for the next 50 years. Learn more about our exciting vision, focused on collaborative care and strategic collaborations, in our new impact brochure  here
#MarchforMeals Amplified! 
Every year, MOWDR takes part in the national March for Meals campaign to bring attention to senior hunger and isolation.This year we hosted Community Champions Week ride-alongs throughout Contra Costa County and an Intergenerational March in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. Check out a recap of last month's events in our March for Meals gallery  here. Special thanks to Queen of All Saints School, College Park High School, local elected officials, the City of Concord, and the community for your support in this year's #MarchforMeals.

Birthday Buddies: Sandra + Carissa 
We sat down with Sandra and Carissa, client and volunteer from our Friendly Visitors program earlier this month (on Sandra's birthday!) and interviewed them about what they enjoyed most about this program and each other. We talked favorite memories, birthday activities, and more! Check out the full video  here

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month 
Our volunteers are the heart and hands of our organization. We love all of the 1500-plus volunteers who support our services to seniors. On behalf of all the seniors we support  every day - thank you! Follow us on our social media (see links above) all next week (4/16 - 4/20) for special highlights of some of our impressive volunteers, including this month's volunteer's spotlight. We look forward to celebrating all our volunteers' hard work during our Volunteer Appreciation Event later this year! Stay tuned.  


See what Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has been up to this past month in our new gallery! Click here to enjoy our photos.
Welcome to the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region family of volunteers! Click here to see the list of our newest volunteers.
Check out upcoming Meals on Wheels Diablo Region and other community events coming near you! Click here to learn more.

Special thank you to our generous donors who have given in tribute or in memory of their loved ones. Click here to see the list.
Read recent articles featuring Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. Click here to read articles in the Rossmoor News, Danville-Alamo Today and more.
Discover alternative ways to stay active, healthy, and happy in our new 'Artful Aging' blog. Click here to a read our blog about about the benefits of turmeric. 

If you have suggestions for our newsletter or would like to contribute a quote, photo, or story, please contact:

Susannah Meyer
Community Engagement Director
Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
925.937.8311 x104