Sharing Memories

Some days when we deliver meals our recipients are having a bad day. Feeling under the weather, haven't slept well, feeling lonely. I had this experience recently while delivering to Zhivuko (Sue) Bonaparte, she was missing her recently departed husband. I sympathized with her loss and asked if the pictures on the table were of her husband. She was very enthusiastic to show me a table dedicated to her husband's memory. She told me how her husband was a lieutenant on the NYPD, she had his badge, his hat and a picture of the two of them at his induction ceremony. She explained how she keeps a bowl of his favorite candy (candy corn) in front of his picture. Along with her prayer beads and incense she told me a little about the pieces she brought with her from Japan. Each of our recipients has a rich history and as we get to know them as volunteers they begin to open up and share with us who they were.

0722191137.jpg

Happy 100th!

One of a really exclusive group of clients, the pictured gentleman will turn 100 on December 18 of this year! He is enjoying a visit with one of his devoted volunteers who has just delivered his hot meal and a sandwich and salad. She also brought along some photos she had promised to show him of her father, who was a marine in WW II. His daughter also popped in from Connecticut for a brief visit. A happy day!

IMG_0591.jpg
IMG_0592.JPG

Thank You NRHS Art Honor Society

Thoughtful NRHS Art Honor Society students making cheery holiday and seasonal greeting cards for our MOW clients. Photos courtesy of Mrs. Alexandra Brock, their teacher at NRHS.

New Rochelle Seniors Expo

The annual New Rochelle Seniors Expo was held Saturday, June 1 at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center. Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle was one of 40 exhibitors providing information on services and resources available for seniors and those reaching retirement.

Pictured, tending the MOWNR table, are Deacon Hyacinthe Lee and Nicholas Pallotta, home from college for the summer. Also helping was his mom, MOW volunteer Maureen Pallotta.

Pictured, tending the MOWNR table, are Deacon Hyacinthe Lee and Nicholas Pallotta, home from college for the summer. Also helping was his mom, MOW volunteer Maureen Pallotta.