Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Local Chefs Prepare Intimate Dinners in Private Homes

Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) will hold a series of Sunday Suppers this spring to raise money to help feed homebound seniors. Currently, more than 100 people are on the waitlist in need of daily nutrition that Meals On Wheels Atlanta provides.

Intimate dinners prepared by the finest Atlanta chefs will be held throughout the city in April and May. Chefs include Joe Truex (Watershed), Paul Albrecht (Paul’s), Liz Cipro (A Legendary Event), Gerry Klaskala (Aria), Todd Ginsberg (Bocado), Olivier Gaupin (Eleven at Loews Atlanta), Bennett Hollberg (Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse), Shaun Doty (Yeah! Burger) and more. Hosts include Joanne and Charles Ackerman, Sandra and Dan Baldwin, Cindy and Bill Fowler, Elizabeth and Carleton Allen, Jack Sawyer and Bill Torres, Sharon Umphenour, Judy Zaban, Paul Hagedorn, Su and Al Longman, Leslie and David Wierman, and others.

Meals On Wheels Atlanta delivers more than 100,000 meals a year to Atlanta seniors who, for a variety of reasons, may be unable to meet their own nutritional needs. From short-term to long-term assistance, the difference MOWA and its volunteers makes to these seniors is undeniable. In addition to the nutrition aspect, the daily visits made by staff and volunteers to individuals whose lives are mobility-limited, make such a difference to these seniors’ lives. More than 6,000,000 seniors go hungry in the U.S. each day and Georgia ranks sixth for senior food insecurity.

Dates for the dinners are April 29, May 6, and May 20. Tickets are $300 per person and may be purchased by phoning 404-604-8450.

About Meals On Wheels Atlanta / Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (SCS), a nonprofit, community-based organization, has been providing services since 1965 and supports senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. Their programs include Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Home Repair Services, Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Care for Alzheimer’s/Dementia, and Fulton County Neighborhood Senior Centers. For more information on programs, please visit

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Senior Driving

Each day since January 1, 2011, more than 10,000 Americans have turned 65.  That's an amazing number and the trend will continue for the next 20 years as baby boomers continue to age.

Seniors in this age range typically have a half-century of driving experience under their belts -- yet while they've experienced countless situations on the road, there are new high-risk situations that may lie ahead.

Aging effects people so gradually, they often don't realize how their capabilities may have changed over time.  To keep senior drivers safe behind the wheel, AAA has developed an improved Senior Driving website, complete with safety tips, helpful videos, educational slide shows and many more helpful resources.  The site's redesign has rendered it more user friendly, and its fresh content will help seniors objectively assess their driving abilities.

Just because someone is 65, 75, or even 85 years old doesn't mean their ability to drive safely has been compromised.  In fact, research has shown that senior are crashing less often than they did just a decade ago.

For more information and tips about senior driving, please visit