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Meet MOWRI— Sheryl Ramos

Prior to joining Meals on Wheels of RI as development assistant in April 2017, lifelong Bristol resident Sheryl Ramos spent more than 20 years honing her expertise in fundraising management and donor relations at nonprofits across the state, including at Bradley...

Elder Abuse in RI Rises 47 Percent Since 2012

Last year, there were 1,377 reported cases of elder abuse in Rhode Island—a 10 percent increase over 2016 and a 47 percent increase over five years ago. In addition, there were 1,362 reported cases of elder self-neglect—a nearly 15 percent increase over the previous...

Who Does Meals on Wheels of RI Help?

If you are familiar with Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, you likely know that our main program provides daily-delivered meals to homebound seniors across the state. But, do you know who those seniors are? Our mission statement is that we seek to meet the nutritional...

Fatal Falls for U.S. Seniors Increase 31 Percent

When we talk about what Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island does to better the lives of the frail seniors and other homebound Rhode Islanders we serve, we often point to the fact that there have been many instances in which we have saved lives. Recently, one of our...

Meet MOWRI—Connie Bates

Since September 2017, Connie Bates has helped frail seniors and other homebound Rhode Islanders receive services that allow them to age in place as Meals on Wheels of RI’s customer service representative. A large part of her job is ensuring those who need our services...

First-Ever RI Gives Day is This Week

It’s here. The inaugural RI Gives Day is Tuesday, June 5, when over 80 Rhode Island nonprofits will join together to promote a statewide day of giving. This first-ever day of giving will not only raise financial support for local organizations but also awareness of...

Help Seniors Stay Safe in Summer Weather

The official start of summer may still be a few weeks away, but with area temperatures already nearing 90 degrees, it’s a good time to think about how we can keep our Rhode Island seniors healthy when the heat hits. About 200 Americans die from health problems related...

Meet MOWRI—Judy Gould

Judy Gould has been Meals on Wheels of RI’s medical billing clerk since October 2014. In addition to ensuring that the roughly 17 percent of our clients who are eligible for waivers or health care assistance through Medicaid/Medicare receive their meals, Judy also...

Meals on Wheels of RI FAQs

At Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, we are committed to continuous communication with our donors, advocates and partners. Following are brief answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about our organization, services and clients. More detailed...