Home Depot’s Item Data Management group brought 56 volunteers to MOWA on October 3rd, 2017. Five volunteered in the Industrial Kitchen with Meal Prep traying 700 meals and wrapping 700 pieces of bread. Ten engaged 24 seniors in our Adult Day Health Center, playing Uno and doing arts and crafts. Twenty engaged 27 seniors in our Northside Activity Center playing Wii bowling, beanbag baseball, cards, and Tri‑ominos. Twenty one helped with Grounds Maintenance here at MOWA’s building.
With 100 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, Atlanta’s senior population is rapidly expanding and is expected to increase 65.8% by 2030. Additionally, Fulton County has the highest percentage of seniors living in poverty (12%), living alone (nearly 50%), and having difficulty leaving the home (25%) when compared to the rest of the region (Atlanta Regional Commission, 2012).
Meal Services: Our flagship program includes home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and emergency pantry bags.
Home Repair Services: We provide free and low-cost home repairs so that seniors can stay in their own homes and communities as they age.
Adult Day Health Center: Our Adult Day Health Center provides specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our Center is a medical model and licensed by the State of Georgia.
Neighborhood Senior Centers: We manage six Fulton County Neighborhood Senior Centers, providing a place of community, support, wellness and activity for seniors age 60 or older.