The Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels Program provides nutritious meals and beneficial support services to older and disabled residents of Rockingham County who need assistance to help them preserve long term health, well-being and independence. When an individual is in need of a basic necessity such as food, they need that support now. That is why, RNMOW is proud to say, we have never had to wait-list people for meals. Our staff works hard to make this happen and it is a high priority of this agency to put the needs of our seniors first.
RNMOW prides itself on being more than just a hot, nourishing meal. In many cases our staff is the only person a clients sees each day. For these clients this contact is vital in keeping them connected to the outside world, to their community. Along with every meal delivered we perform a daily safety check. Safety checks provide each individual, their family, and their community “Peace of Mind” knowing that if there are concerns or emergencies RNMOW staff will contact the appropriate person for assistance. Our participants and their families have often expressed their appreciation for the early intervention that has prevented potentially more serious situations.
At Meals on Wheels we are about nourishing the whole person. We all know it is important to eat properly to maintain our health. But it takes more than a healthy meal to make a difference in a person’s overall well-being. Our program also focuses on ways to help nourish the spirit of the individual with social contact. We offer monthly specials, provide various extras such as holiday favors, puzzles & other activities, and established a Santa for Senior program. We believe it takes this more holistic approach to truly have a profound impact of the people we are serving. We are very grateful to all our funders and donors whose continual support is critical in the success of our mission.