A Helping Hand – John’s Story

When John made the decision to bring his wife Mary home from the care facility, he knew his role as full-time caregiver would be challenging, but as Mary’s health declined and John experienced his own health challenges, life became more difficult than he imagined. When shopping [...]

From Hungry To Hopeful

After moving into an apartment complex for disabled seniors, Julie, 69, quickly discovered that her increased living expenses were more than her fixed income could cover. Healthy food and a balanced diet were too expensive for Julie’s budget. As a result, her nutrition suffered immensely. “I [...]

Together, We’re Stronger

Maureen and Kat Kat and her 87-year-old mother Maureen have both experienced health challenges over the years. For years, they have supported each other by pooling their resources and sharing a home together. When their health conditions worsened and money was in short supply, the pair [...]

When Everything Changes

Maggie has always been independent, persistent, kind, and lovable. After retiring as a preschool teacher’s aide, she was missed so much, that she returned to work as a substitute teacher and continued working until she was 84 years old! At 85, Maggie was still going strong. [...]

Shirley’s Story

Shirley has enjoyed living independently in her mobile home for 20 years and benefits greatly from receiving Meals on Wheels. The 91-year-old first heard about the nutrition-packed meals from Meals on Wheels OC from her neighbor. Shirley realized that enrolling in our nutrition program would relieve [...]

It’s Written In the Cards

On any given day, you can find Meals on Wheels OC meals recipient April sitting in her chair, legs elevated, making greeting cards for over 40 homebound adults. It’s her passion and a ministry that began over 30 years ago, long before she became a Meals [...]