Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. to Participate in NATIONWIDE 2016 March for Meals
Support will help to fight senior isolation and hunger in Our Community
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. announced today that it will be participating in the 14th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net.
”The services that we provide the seniors of San Diego County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Debbie Case, President & C.E.O of Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the annual awareness campaign in an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs, like Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc., will reach out to their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long.
“The Meals on Wheels ‘more than just a meal’ model addresses three of the biggest threats of aging: isolation, hunger and loss of independence,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “More than ever, we must join forces to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in America who want to be able to live at home for as long as they can. It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large.”
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.’s March for Meals celebration will include:
About Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.:
The impact that Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, INC. has on the people it serves goes far beyond the wholesome meals it provides. Meals-on-Wheels’ staff and volunteers often develop friendships with the seniors, as well as providing regular nutrition and daily contact. In addition to the meals, volunteers provide safety checks to ensure that senior clients are safe and well. Without continued meal delivery, many seniors would not have a connection to the outside world. For over 56 years, Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. has contributed to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a caring volunteer. Learn more at www.meals-on-wheels.org.
About Meals on Wheels America:
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. Hosts
Wiggin’ Out for San Diego Seniors 1 Mile or 5K Walk/Run
**Fun Run/Walk to Benefit San Diego Homebound Seniors**
San Diego, CA (February 1, 2016) – Have a New Year’s resolution to get into better shape or just love to get out for a run or walk? If so, join the annual Wiggin’ Out for San Diego Seniors 1 Mile or 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, March 26, 2016. This fun event, where participants get in the act by wearing their favorite, fanciful wig, will help you keep up your commitment to health while helping homebound and isolated San Diego seniors.
The Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.’s Wiggin’ Out for San Diego Seniors Walk/Run will be located at La Cima Dr. & Crown Point Dr. at Crown Point Park in Pacific Beach, 92109. Event day begins with registration open at 7am and Starter’s pistol sounding at 8am. Entrants may sign up online at: http://excelarace.com/wiggin-
Individuals – $35
Team member – $25 each
Individuals, families, kids and dogs are welcomed participants. Prizes will be awarded for funds raised and best wig!
About Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.
The impact that Meals-on-Wheels has on the seniors they serve goes far beyond the wholesome meals provided. Daily friendly contact provides important socialization for those who may be isolated with little or no connection to the outside world. Lives are often saved in the course of delivering meals when a person does not respond to a knock on the door, has fallen or may have become ill. For over 56 years, Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. has contributed to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a caring volunteer. Learn more at
www.meals-on-wheels.orgor call 800.5.SENIOR.
The Heritage of Americas Museum has a big announcement…We are combining our Founders Day celebration with San Diego Legends: Living Well, a program sponsored by the San Diego County Library and the county’s Aging and Independent Services Department! The Founders Day celebration honors Bud and Bernadette Lueck, the founders of the Museum. San Diego Legends: Living Well includes the last three years of paintings by Mona Mills recognizing San Diego citizens who have worked to positively impact their fellow citizens, 16 paintings in all. It is the first time that all paintings have been displayed together. YOU’RE INVITED
When: Saturday, January 23, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage of the Americas Museum
San Diego, CA –January 11, 2016 – Securing Our eCity Foundation is helping to lead the 7th Annual San Diego Mayors’ Cyber Cup from now through April 2016. San Diego Mayors’ Cyber Cup competition is open to all San Diego middle and high school students. Joined by the initial lead, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives, the core team organizing the event also includes: representatives from National University, Information Assurance program, UCSD, and Leidos, makers of the CyberNexs system which is used for the challenge.
The Mayors’ Cyber Cup Challenge gives today’s teens and youth access to the world of cyber coupled with experts from industry. Today, cyber security is the fastest growing job sector. This competition creates interest and awareness among participating schools and students while encouraging them to consider information assurance and computer security as possible career paths or courses of study in a higher education.
Teams of cyber warriors are forming and schools are encouraged to sign up now. As part of the Mayors’ Cyber Cup program, organizers match mentors from industry that coach and work hand-in-hand with students as they explore, learn and build their expertise in all facets of cyber security. The Cyber Cup’s goal is to encourage students to learn about computer security threats by providing an educational venue in which students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned, and foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams.
Notable VIP Competition Dates:
“This will be the seventh year that we have helped bring about the San Diego Mayors’ Cyber Cup! We are thrilled with how organizations have come together to support our future cyber leaders. This year promises to be even more exciting than those in the past. We are looking forward to working with the teams this year and see who will win the coveted Mayors’ Cyber Cup!” Liz Fraumann, Executive Director.
About Securing Our eCity Foundation
Securing Our eCity Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization focused on cyber security awareness and education. Their mission is to enable every San Diegan to live, work and play safely in the cyber world. The Foundation, formed in late 2011, is based on an initiative started in mid-2008 by ESET North America, an internet security company. Supported through generous donations from organizations like ESET North America and San Diego Gas & Electric, SOeC helps facilitate a safer cyber experience for digital citizens in the greater San Diego area. For more information, visit www.securingourecity.org or call 619-630-2444.
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