Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

Together, we can deliver

Walnut Creek, CA

Mission

Empowering older adults to live independently and with dignity.

Ruling Year

1985

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Carrie Blanding

Main Address

1300 Civic Dr

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA

Keywords

Meals On Wheels, Seniors, Homebound, Aging in place

EIN

68-0044205

 Number

7956120638

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Most people want to age in place and stay in their homes and communities to enjoy good health, social activities, and peace of mind.

Contra Costa County has more than 240,000 seniors (60 or older) comprising 21% of the population. Too many of our older adults are hungry, isolated, and struggling to stay independent and healthy.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region delivers the support that keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meals on Wheels

CC Café

Fall Prevention

Friendly Visitors

Care Management

Health & Wellness

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to empower older adults to live independently and with dignity in their homes for as long as possible.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region operates programs that work together towards our mission of enhancing the quality of life for older adults. All of our services are provided free, thanks to generous financial donations and grants, and the services of our 1,500 volunteers.

Our six programs include:
• Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors every weekday, as well as a daily health and wellness check and a social connection.
• C.C. Cafés offer a healthy lunch and fun social activities for active seniors at 6 locations every weekday.
• Friendly Visitors matches isolated seniors with friendly volunteers for weekly visits, providing companionship.
• Fall Prevention helps reduce preventable injuries and loss of independence associated with falls among seniors, through exercise programs and home safety modifications.
• Care Management provides confidential guidance to help low-income seniors meet complex challenges by learning about and accessing services that improve their quality of life and maximize independence.
• Health and Wellness integrates nutrition education and obesity prevention activities for older adults, based on approved health education promotion programs and physical activity.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is unique in Contra Costa County in providing such a comprehensive range of services for seniors.

• 50 Years of experience. Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has provided services for older adults in Contra Costa County since 1968.
• Professional, caring, culturally competent staff. Our staff is highly qualified and experienced, holding advanced degrees when appropriate. Our Receptionist, Director of Care Management, Care Management staff, Fall Prevention staff, and other key staff are bilingual (Spanish/English).
• Community Partners. While serving as the “service home" for older adults seeking assistance to remain living at home, we partner with over two dozen private and public agencies to best serve older adults.
• Volunteers. Over 1,500 individuals volunteer their services every year. Volunteers are critical to enabling us to deliver meals to seniors' homes, serve lunch at C.C. Cafes, visit seniors in their home, help make seniors' homes safer, and more.

• Number of homebound seniors who are not able to shop or cook for themselves who receive hot, nutritious home-delivered meals five days a week through our Meals on Wheels service.
• Number of seniors who enjoy a nutritious meal and the companionship of their peers at a C.C. Café.
• Number of seniors who reduce their isolation after being matched with a friendly visitor for weekly visits.
• Number of seniors who reduce their risk of falling after receiving in-home fall risk assessments and having appropriate fall prevention devices installed in their home.
• Number of homebound seniors who reduce their risk of falling after completing a 10-week in-home exercise program, as measured by standardized pre- and post-assessments.
• Number of seniors who reduce their risk of falling after completing a twice weekly, 18-week Tai Chi class, as measured by pre- and post-assessments.
• Number of seniors who report improved mental and physical health outcomes after receiving one or more of our services.

In fiscal year 2017-2018, MOWDR accomplished the following: • 1,293 home bound seniors received hot, nutritious home-delivered meals five days a week through our Meals on Wheels service. • 1,797 seniors enjoyed a nutritious meal and the companionship of their peers at a C.C. Café. • 227 seniors reduced their isolation after being matched with a friendly visitor for weekly home visits. • 63 seniors reduced their isolation after being matched with a friendly caller for weekly phone calls. • 180 seniors reduced their risk of falling after receiving in-home fall risk assessments and having appropriate fall prevention devices installed in their home. • 27 home bound seniors reduced their risk of falling after completing a 10-week in-home exercise program, as measured by standardized pre- and post-assessments. • 386 seniors reduced their risk of falling after completing a twice weekly, 18-week Tai Chi class, as measured by pre- and post-assessments. • 1,068 seniors increased their quality of life after working with case managers, as measured by an improvement in at least 1 of the 7 categories of quality of life.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Meals on Wheels Association of America

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Financials

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes