September Marks Fall Prevention Awareness Month

It is estimated that every one in four Americans aged 65+ takes a fall every year in the United States (Centers for Disease Control). This number is significant considering that falls can be detrimental to the health, safety, and financial independence of the...

Technology for Older Adults

Older adults have not grown up with smartphones and computers, and anything is harder to learn as you age. However, more older people than ever before are utilizing technology. For instance, in 2000, 14% of people 65+ had used the internet, compared to 73% in 2019-...

Scams Targeting Seniors

In today’s world, we are constantly interacting with financial scams, whether that be through the phone, internet, or mail. These coercive schemes are continuously adapting to be more creative, which makes them increasingly dangerous. Older adults are often specific...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

At Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (MOWCM), we look forward to celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month- a dedicated time every September 15th-October 15th to honor the cultures, experiences, and stories of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It is an...

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Epidemic

by: Barbara Korenblit, LCSW Throughout the past year and a half, COVID-19 has brought many hardships to older adults – fear, illness, isolation, loss of family and friends, and, in all too many cases, mistreatment by a trusted loved one.  It is estimated that one in...