BAYADA Home Health Care Provides Emergency-Ready Meals to Seniors Across Massachusetts
More than 8,000 Shelf-Stable Meals for Thousands of Senior Citizens
BOSTON, December 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – BAYADA Home Health Care, a trusted leader in providing high quality home health care services at home for children and adults of all ages, has collaborated with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to support the second annual Meals on Wheels America’s Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program.
BAYADA’s support of Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program, which started in 2014, provides seniors with access to nutritious, shelf-stable meals in the event of inclement weather or a disaster which might interrupt regular Meals on Wheels meal delivery services. BAYADA’s funding in 2015 will support eight different Meals on Wheels programs throughout Massachusetts, serving more than 2,000 seniors with approximately 8,000 meals.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing the local, community-based senior nutrition programs that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.. Existing in virtually every community in America, this network mobilizes two million volunteers and staff to deliver the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable seniors to live independently in their own homes.
To celebrate the launch of the second annual Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program, BAYADA Home Health Care volunteers gathered at a local Meals on Wheels Program operated by Old Colony Elder Services to hand-deliver meals to local seniors and serve a congregate lunch to residents of Belair Tower.
“We are proud to once again provide seniors with nutritious meals,” said Maureen Hixon, Regional Director at BAYADA Home Health Care. “We are committed to providing community service where we live and work—especially during this time of the year—and we’re thrilled to partner with Meals on Wheels.”
“The severe winter months intensify three of the biggest threats of aging – hunger, isolation and loss of independence,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “We are thankful that BAYADA Home Health Care and CBS EcoMedia have come together to support Massachusetts’ homebound seniors once again this year.”
“The nutritious meals and safety checks delivered by Meals on Wheels are a critical part of the effort to keep our seniors living happily and independently at home," said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “We’re proud to continue our collaboration with BAYADA Home Health Care to ensure that these services are available to seniors across Massachusetts, especially during the coming winter.”
About BAYADA Home Health Care
Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, primary care, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 20,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 21 states from nearly 300 offices. For more information, visit www.bayada.com.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.
Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.
By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.
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