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Date Published:   April 2, 2014   Source   WSDASH.com
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Senior Services Named DASH Partner Synopsis:
At the 2014 Coaches Luncheon on April 1, DASH President Geoff Lassiter announced that this year the DASH Charity Partner is Senior Services.
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Date Published:   January 7, 2014   Source   Fox8 News
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Volunteers Deliver Meals and Check on Seniors Synopsis:
Older adults are more at risk for hypothermia, and record cold weather has Meals-on-Wheels volunteers not only delivering meals but also checking to see that the meal recipients are safe and staying warm.
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Date Published:   October 29, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Fire Safety Focus of Team Effort Synopsis:
Area fire department personnel, partnering with Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program, will be checking meal recipients' smoke alarms under the new "Heat and Eat" initiative, designed to promote fire safety and the homes of the elderly.
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Date Published:   October 23, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Sports Figure Draws Attention to Worthy Cause Synopsis:
Journal editorial focuses on recent 5-millionth Meals-on-Wheels meal delivery by golf legend Arnold Palmer and the subject of hunger among a growing elderly population in Forsyth County and what Meals-on-Wheels is doing to address it.
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Date Published:   October 19, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Arnold Palmer Delivers 5 Millionth Meal! Synopsis:
Golf Legend Arnold Palmer delivered the 5 million Meals-on-Wheels meal for Senior Services, Inc.
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Date Published:   October 19, 2013   Source   pgatour.com
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Golfers Hear about Special Meal Delivery Synopsis:
Golfers everywhere are learning about a special meal delivery in W-S
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Date Published:   October 17, 2013   Source   You Tube
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Senior Boom Synopsis:
Check out this brief video of the senior boom
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Date Published:   September 30, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Arbor Acres: CARing for Others Synopsis:
Arbor Acres holds rip-roaring, record-setting Meals-on-Wheels fundraiser themed "Fun Night at OK CAR-ral" and nearly doubles the largest total raised by the annual event to date!
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Date Published:   August 20, 2013   Source   WGHP Fox 8
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100 Volunteers Needed in Next 100 Days Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels of Senior Services is experiencing a shortage of volunteers. Volunteer drivers make it possible for the program to deliver the 1,200 meals needed by the community's at-risk homebound older adults.
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Date Published:   July 11, 2013   Source   wxii12
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Meals-on-Wheels Could Use Your Help Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels, a program of Senior Services, Inc., is in need of volunteers to get vitally needed nutritious meals to more than 1,200 seniors each weekday.
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Date Published:   July 1, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Center Celebrates Small for a Job Well Done Synopsis:
The article focuses on Jean Small, the just-retired vice president of Senior Services' Adult Day Services and the Williams Center, which has thrived under her leadership for the last 12 years.
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Date Published:   May 24, 2013   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Senior Services Not on List of Budget Cuts Synopsis:
Forsyth County commissioners are looking for ways to trim the budget but, with the growth of the elderly population and ongoing need for services for the elderly, they affirmed that county funding―$92,000 of a $5.5 million agency budget in the current fiscal year―for Senior Services is secure.
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Date Published:   April 10, 2013   Source   Wake Forest University School of Law
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Elder Law Clinic & Senior Services Team Up Synopsis:
The Elder Law Clinic is partnering with Senior Services and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to help area seniors.
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Date Published:   March 5, 2013   Source   Fox 8
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Sequestration Cuts Could Impact Senior Services Synopsis:
Prior to last weekend's Art Show and Sale to Benefit Meals-on-Wheels, news coverage focused on the fundraiser as an offset to possible sequestration cuts and their impact on the community's seniors in need of the services of Meals-on-Wheels.
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Date Published:   January 17, 2013   Source   The New York Times
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Study: More to Meal Delivery Than Food Synopsis:
Brown University health researchers' report supports the significance of meal-delivery programs to the well-being of the homebound elderly. The study shows that states spending more than the average to deliver meals showed greater reductions in the proportion of nursing home residents who didn’t need to be there.
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Date Published:   December 13, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Meals-on-Wheels - More Than Food Synopsis:
Local editorial focuses on the two kinds of nutrition provided by Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program: food for the body, which the meals furnish, and nourishment for the soul, which comes from the visits of the caring volunteers who deliver the meals.
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Date Published:   December 10, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Charity Bridge Event on Their "Bucket List" Synopsis:
Dedicated Senior Services volunteers and supporters Doris Gordon and Mary Alspaugh, longtime bridge partners, would like to use Doris's winning hand to attract Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to play for charity, with Senior Services' Home Care program as the beneficiary.
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Date Published:   November 30, 2012   Source   WXII 12
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NASCAR Fan Gets Meal from "King" Synopsis:
Richard Petty, NASCAR's "King," helps deliver ceremonial meal marking the 50th anniversary of Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program, along with founding volunteer Hellen Prichard.
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Date Published:   November 30, 2012   Source   Fox 8
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Petty Headlines Meals-on-Wheels Celebration Synopsis:
NASCAR icon Richard Petty, known to fans as "the King," helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program by delivering, along with founding volunteer Hellen Prichard, a "ceremonial meal" to Mary Lee Slawter, a Meals-on-Wheels program participant.
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Date Published:   November 30, 2012   Source   NEWS 14
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Petty Helps Meals-on-Wheels Celebrate Synopsis:
NASCAR icon Richard Petty, known to fans as "the King," helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program by delivering, along with founding volunteer Hellen Prichard, a "ceremonial meal" to Mary Lee Slawter, a Meals-on-Wheels program participant.
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Date Published:   November 30, 2012   Source   WFMY
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Racing Legend Delivers Meal Synopsis:
NASCAR icon Richard Petty, known to fans as "the King," helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program by delivering, along with founding volunteer Hellen Prichard, a "ceremonial meal" to Mary Lee Slawter, a Meals-on-Wheels program participant.
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Date Published:   November 29, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Racing Icon Helps Make Historic Meal Delivery Synopsis:
Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program celebrated its 50th anniversary with racing icon Richard Petty on hand to take the wheel and drive founding volunteer Hellen Prichard to make the ceremonial 50th anniversary meal delivery to program participant Mary Lee Slawter. Meals-on-Wheels was launched locally in 1962 and has delivered more than 4.8 nutritious meals to homebound seniors in Forsyth County during its "first" 50 years.
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Date Published:   November 3, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Nutrition Help for Seniors Home from Hospital Synopsis:
When Forsyth County seniors are released from the hospital, they are assessed to determine whether the help they have at home is sufficient to promote their recovery and reduce the chance of their needing to be re-admitted. A care plan is laid out in the assessment process, but there is one service that isn’t addressed initially, however. That's nutrition and that’s where Senior Services of Winston-Salem steps in, with help from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center.
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Date Published:   September 24, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Challenges Faced in Naming a Family Caregiver Synopsis:
A Purdue University study has shown that an aged parent needing care at home is affected negatively when the caregiving child is not the parent's first choice, although having the preferred child as the caregiver does not seem to affect the parent's psychological well-being. Marie Wilkerson, vice president of Senior Services' In-Home Services, shares her personal experience with caregiving and emphasizes the importance of good communication among family members when dealing with this issue.
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Date Published:   September 24, 2012   Source   cdc.gov
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Date Published:   September 4, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Different Generations Volunteer Together Synopsis:
Longtime Meals-on-Wheels volunteer Henry Marvin shares the experience of giving and providing service with a new generation of volunteers.
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Date Published:   July 13, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Senior Services CNA Ruth Smith Wins Award Synopsis:
Senior Services CNA Ruth Smith, of the agency's Home Care program, was recently awarded the 2012 Leadership Award presented by the Northwest Area Health Education Center of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is known for "going over and beyond what is asked of her," according to Marie Wilkerson, vice president of In-Home Services.
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Date Published:   July 2, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Editorial Focuses on Local Agency Needs Synopsis:
Winston-Salem Journal editorial offers commentary on the support needs of Senior Services and other local social services agencies. Needs are growing, while state and federal funding is decreasing.
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Date Published:   June 22, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Meals-on-Wheels: Giving and Receiving Synopsis:
A longtime Meals-on-Wheels volunteer shares with a young volunteer the experience of delivering meals to older adults in the community and conveys a lesson about the blessings of giving and receiving.
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Date Published:   June 22, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Across NC More Seniors Waiting for Services Synopsis:
Across the state the numbers of older adults waiting for services is increasing.
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Date Published:   March 22, 2012   Source   The Chronicle
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The Chronicle Honors Meals-on-Wheels Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels of Senior Services named by the Chronicle as the recipient of the 2011 Human Relations Award.
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Date Published:   March 20, 2012   Source   wxii - News 12
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High Gas Prices & Meals-on-Wheels Synopsis:
As gas prices approach a new record high, some Meals-on-Wheels volunteers make adjustments in their lives in order to keep on delivering meals to homebound seniors. Meals-on-Wheels continues to need new volunteers to help deliver to the county's elderly at risk of malnutrition.
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Date Published:   March 6, 2012   Source   WGHP
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Art Show Gets Local Media Coverage Synopsis:
Senior Services' recent Art Show & Sale To Benefit Meals-on-Wheels received nice coverage from the local media. Thanks for helping us get the word out! Many thanks, too, to the artists, volunteers and everyone who came out to support the event!
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Date Published:   January 3, 2012   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Meals-on-Wheels Founder "Back on the Job" Synopsis:
Hellen Prichard, a co-founder of the local Meals-on-Wheels program almost 50 years ago, responded to the need for volunteers publicized by the "100 Volunteers in 100 Days" campaign and returned to delivering meals with the help of her driver, Antonio Jucoski.
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Date Published:   August 31, 2011   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Poor to See Cuts in Health Services Synopsis:
Medicaid cuts scheduled to take effect in October and how they will impact health care services for the poor.
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Date Published:   July 8, 2011   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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"Demographic Tsunami" Synopsis:
2010 census shows that the faces of Forsyth County are changing, and in many cases, growing older.
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Date Published:   May 31, 2011   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Editorial Focuses on Aging NC Population Synopsis:
Journal editorial focuses on the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research's report that the state today has about 1.2 million people who are 65 years old or older, or about 13 percent of our population. According to U.S. Census data released recently, the number of people over 55 in North Carolina grew 40 percent from 2000 to 2010 while the overall state population increased 18 percent. The aging of the state population brings with it many public policy and social services concerns that the editorial suggests need to be addressed by the state legislature without delay.
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Date Published:   May 11, 2011   Source   The New York Times
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Caring for Caregivers Synopsis:
Article discusses the importance of support groups to caregivers dealing with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
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Date Published:   May 6, 2011   Source   Winston-Salem Monthly
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Mental Health Key to Good Health in Seniors Synopsis:
Dr. Chad Stephens, recently named medical director of CenterPoint Human Services, discusses the importance of mental health to the maintenance of good overall health in older adults and ways for seniors to maintain or regain mental stability.
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Date Published:   April 26, 2011   Source   Washington Post
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Some Medicare Co-Pays Eliminated Synopsis:
Medicare is now offering some tests and screenings, which at one time required a co-pay, free of charge.
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Date Published:   April 11, 2011   Source   Winston-Salem Journal
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Piedmont Natural Gas Awards $25,000 Grant to Senior Services Synopsis:
Piedmont Natural Gas announced a grant in the amount of $25,000 to Senior Services for its Senior Nutrition Enrichment Series. With the Piedmont Natural Gas award, Senior Services will implement four workshops with the goal of improving senior nutrition programs in North Carolina.
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Date Published:   February 14, 2011   Source   The Winston-Salem Journal
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Helping Seniors Return Home Synopsis:
New NC program, called Money Follows the Person, provides funding to help some older adults return home from nursing home or assisted living facilities.
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Date Published:   December 26, 2010   Source   The Winston-Salem Journal
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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease Synopsis:
The Winston-Salem Journal outlines facts and resources regarding memory loss.
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Date Published:   December 20, 2010   Source   wghp fox 8
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Volunteers Check on Seniors in Cold Weather Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels volunteers delivering hot meals during unseasonably cold weather use their visits to check on the meal recipients to make sure there is heat in their homes.
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Date Published:   November 2, 2010   Source   winston-salem journal
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Celebrating 10 Years and a Great Program Synopsis:
Senior Services celebrates 10th anniversary of its premier fundraiser, the Evening for Alzheimer's Care, which provides financial assistance to those Alzheimer's sufferers and their families in need of, but unable to afford, the services at the award-winning Williams Adult Day Center.
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Date Published:   November 1, 2010   Source   winston-salem monthly
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Frances Vasquez - Williams Center Volunteer Synopsis:
Frances Vasquez, one of the Williams Center's volunteers, is featured in article called "The Faces of Philanthropy," which highlights several local citizens who are using their time and talents to make the community a better place.
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Date Published:   November 1, 2010   Source   winston-salem monthly
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Senior Services - Part of the "Ripple Effect" Synopsis:
Senior Services and its Williams Center program are featured in an article entitled "Journey to Excellence: The Ripple Effect of Helping," which focuses on some of the programs and services through which The Winston-Salem Foundation "helps the community invest in itself."
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Date Published:   October 19, 2010   Source   wxii tv12
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No Cost-of-Living Increase for Seniors Synopsis:
A second year without a Social Security cost-of-living increase leaves seniors struggling.
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Date Published:   October 19, 2010   Source   winston-salem journal
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Trying Times for Seniors Synopsis:
Seniors already struggling to make ends meet are now facing the second year without a Social Security cost-of-living increase.
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Date Published:   August 24, 2010   Source   fox8 wghp
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Williams Center Wins Award Synopsis:
National Adult Day Services Association names the Williams Center tops in the nation.
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Date Published:   July 14, 2010   Source   wfmy news 2
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Meals-on-Wheels, Summer Heat & the Elderly Synopsis:
Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheel volunteers not only deliver hot meals but also check on the seniors on their routes to make sure they are staying cool as heat wave shows no let up.
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Date Published:   July 13, 2010   Source   mayoclinic.com
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Six Steps to Reduce Falls Synopsis:
Six Steps to Reduce Falls in Older Adults
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Date Published:   November 24, 2009   Source   wfmy news 2
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Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer Bill Magness Honored Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels volunteer Bill Magness was presented with the Old North State award by Governor Bev Perdue honoring him for his service to the program.
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Date Published:   November 24, 2009   Source   wfmy news 2
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Governor Perdue Delivers Four-Millionth Meal! Synopsis:
To recognize the delivery of the 4-millionth meal by Meals-on-Wheels volunteers to homebound seniors, Governor Bev Perdue visited Winston-Salem to take lunch to one of the program participants.
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Date Published:   November 24, 2009   Source   winston-salem journal
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Special Delivery Made by Governor Perdue Synopsis:
Governor Bev Perdue presents ceremonial 4-millionth meal to Meals-on-Wheels recipient.
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Date Published:   November 24, 2009   Source   wxii news 12
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Milestone Meal Delivery Synopsis:
Meals-on-Wheels milestone four-millionth meal is delivered by Governor Bev Perdue.
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Date Published:   November 24, 2009   Source   news 14 carolina
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Meals-on-Wheels Celebrates Milestone Delivery Synopsis:
Governor Bev Perdue was on hand to help Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program celebrate the delivery of its four-millionth meal.
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Date Published:   November 23, 2009   Source   winston-salem journal
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Meals-on-Wheels Marks Four-Millionth Meal Delivery Synopsis:
Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program, which started small in 1962 and is now providing 1,200 meals daily to homebound seniors, is celebrating today the home delivery of the four-millionth meal by its volunteers!
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Date Published:   October 27, 2009   Source   winston-salem journal
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Evening for Alzheimer's Care Held at Senior Services Center Synopsis:
The ninth annual Evening for Alzheimer's care was held on October 23 to raise scholarship funds for Alzheimer's sufferers and their families in need of the services of the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center but unable to afford them.
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Date Published:   September 29, 2009   Source   winston-salem journal
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"Arbor Acres Folks Dress Up, Raise Money for Meals-on-Wheels" Synopsis:
For the sixth in Arbor Acres' series of annual fundraisers benefiting Meals-on-Wheels, the residents turned out in force and in costume to raise money for this Senior Services program.
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Date Published:   September 9, 2009   Source   wghp - fox 8 news
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Meals-on-Wheels "Adopts" Pets Synopsis:
Senior Services' Meals-on-Wheels program has added pets to its list of clients, delivering pet food to its program participants with pets, sometimes their main source of companionship, who are also affected by their owners' difficulty getting or preparing food.
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Date Published:   August 18, 2009   Source   winston-salem monthly
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Lila Cruikshank -- "Local Hero" Synopsis:
Local magazine names Senior Services volunteer Lila Cruikshank a "Local Hero" for her work developing the "Gifts from Gran's Garden" program.
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Date Published:   August 14, 2009   Source   wxii
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Meals-on-Wheels, Heat and the Elderly Synopsis:
Staff and volunteers of Senior Services check in on older adults during the recent heat wave.
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Date Published:   August 14, 2009   Source   cdc.org
Title:
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Synopsis:
The latest from the Center for Disease Control on healthy aging for older adults.
 
 



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