Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels tests high-tech health checks for seniors

Just after he finished delivering a meal to 70-year-old Anne Stillman of Vista, a question popped up on Christopher Topper’s smartphone screen.<p>Before …

Health Care

Donate to These Local Houston Charities

These Houston-based charities know the people they're helping.

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels service from City of Sydney celebrates 60 years of delivering food to elderly

In 1957, about 150 meals were prepared in the first week of Meals on Wheels in NSW. Today, the City of Sydney delivers about 1,000 meals each week to …

Waiheke Islander found collapsed in kitchen after untouched food alarm

Untouched home delivered meals led to the discovery of an elderly man who had been lying on a kitchen floor in his Auckland home for up to three days.<p>…

New Zealand News

Gowdy and Mulvaney tweak each other on Twitter

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) appeared to get into a pointed but apparently good-natured Twitter tiff Tuesday with Trump administration budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a fellow South Carolinian and former House member.<p>Mulvaney tweeted a barb about Gowdy’s famously shape-shifting mop of hair and joked that …

Politics

A GOP lawmaker annihilated Trump's budget director on Twitter

President Donald Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney trolled Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy on Twitter Tuesday, but Gowdy jabbed Mulvaney with a punch …

Donald Trump

Could Volunteering Heal Communities During Trying Times?

Late summer, which is harvest season, is the busiest time of year for food banks in Oregon, but they often have fewer volunteers to lend a helping …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Community Comes Together to Provide America’s Oldest WWII Vet With Much-Needed Home Repairs

For his 111th birthday, all Richard Overton wanted was to be able to stay in his East Austin home. The home he’s lived in for the past 70 years.<p>As …

Country Lifestyle

Senior Hunger Still Plagues Idaho, But One Community is Fighting Back

Senior Hunger Still Plagues Idaho, But One Community is Fighting Back MARSING, Idaho -- About one-in-ten seniors in Idaho isn't sure where they will …

Social Justice

Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show

Since the recession, many measurements of the U.S. economy improved: The stock market rallied, unemployment fell and the number of Americans worried about getting enough food began to drop.<p>Yet for all that, one important measure has lagged.<p>The proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing …

Poverty

How a White Mom Teaches Her Black Son To Stay Alive in America

One morning in March, my eleven-year-old son Felix and I met a van from a local restaurant in the parking lot of a social services building in …

Canadian News

New Liquor Licenses Announced For Outer SF Neighborhoods

Six things to know today<p><b>For SF’s outer neighborhoods, a new license to chill</b><p>The ABC announced its new Type 87 liquor licenses this week, which will be issued this fall. They’re the “Neighborhood Restricted Special On-Sale General Licenses” called for by a law passed last year entitling specific …

San Francisco

Charlottesville community holds events to support local business, honor victims of recent violence

When and where things are happening today in CharlottesvilleAfter a day of violence in Charlottesville that led to three deaths and dozens of …

Charlottesville

Senior services expand in Adams County with relocation of The Senior Hub to Thornton

Bob Grogan, 85, was sitting in a chair on the front porch of his home in south Adams County watching the cars drive by when Mary McGinnis pulled up …

Denver

Subaru Donates 50 Vehicles To Meals On Wheels

As part of its 50th-anniversary events, Subaru of America, Inc. is donating 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels America.<p>The 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles …

Advertising Industry

New dad caught with stolen PlayStation wants 'fresh start'

A NEW father caught with a stolen PlayStation has claimed he is anxious to stay out of trouble and support his daughter and partner.

News (Ireland)

Neither bills nor advancing age can dim the glow of a drummer's dream

Steve Hideg moves through his small East Hollywood apartment with tiny shuffle steps, as if to avoid a fall. His slacks are creased, his shirt pressed. It doesn’t cost money, he says, to hold your head high.<p>Hideg, almost 86, is blind in one eye and deaf in one ear. He’s carried that burden since a …

Los Angeles

Interviews: Marsha Lorenz CEO Of Seniors First Talks About The Documentary Leftovers

Seniors First, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving senior citizens, got involved in the new documentary film <i>Leftovers</i> (available on VOD …

Documentaries

Strange weather soaks Southwest and heats Northwest

Summer has been unusually wet in the Southwestern U.S. and unusually hot in Northwest -- and Tucson just recorded its wettest July on record

Weather

Man suffering multiple stab wounds drives himself to hospital

Updated:Saturday, September 2 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:22:10 GMT<p>Additional portable hand-washing stations were being installed around San Diego …

California

Let's Do Lunch with Meals on Wheels #SaveLunch

If you’re not aware, average life expectancy is 78.7 years.<p>While modern medicine has made great strides, getting older can often still involve some …

The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas

An in-depth analysis of the false allegations and misleading claims made against the 45th President since his inauguration.

Donald Trump

6 Famous People Who Are Quietly Super Nice In Person

By Nathan Kamal,Dibyajyoti Lahiri Published: July 13th, 2017 Everyone knows that the three main qualifications for becoming a celebrity are talent, …

Humor

Fremont Meals on Wheels Program Ends, Leaving Some in Lurch

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Elderly and disabled people in Fremont who had relied on a meal delivery charity will now have to find another way to feed …

Nonprofit Collaboration 2.0

<b>Advancing the Art of Collaboration</b> This series, produced in partnership with BBB's Give.org, calls on the social sector to embody a new and …

Philanthropy

Buy Your Next KeepCup from a Charity

ABC’s blockbuster mini-series <i>War on Waste</i> finished just over a month ago and in the weeks since, KeepCup sales have gone through the roof – up by 400 …

Cyclone Debbie

Are You Having Trouble Affording Your Pet? Here Are Some Resources That Can Help!

Walk into any pet store and one thing is clear: people adore their dogs and cats. Dog and cat guardians love nothing more than to pamper their best …

Veterinary Medicine

Illinois races the clock to avoid 'junk' downgrade

Illinois officials are racing against the clock to pass a budget before the state's credit is branded junk.<p>The state legislature, facing a massive budget crisis, was unable to reach a spending deal before the new fiscal year began on Saturday -- marking the third year in a row that Illinois has …

News (U.S.)

40-Year-Old Community Development Program on the Chopping Block

What do “Meals on Wheels,” efforts to fight violence against women, low-income housing services, and low-income neighborhood development programs all …

Housing

The Lyft Shuttle is a bus, but without all those pesky poor people

Here's a modern-day startup riddle: When is a bus not really a bus?<p>The ride-hailing company Lyft rolled out its new shuttle service this month, …

Opinion