The Montgomery Area Council On Aging
SERVING SENIORS IN THE RIVER REGION 45 YEARS
We Are Meals On Wheels
The Montgomery Area Council On Aging assists senior citizens by providing services to promote independent living, by offering opportunities to enhance quality of life, and by increasing
community awareness of senior issues.
MACOA Recent News
CULTURE, CUSTOMS, AND CUISINES FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL TASTING
Nearly 400 guests experienced a trip around the world during the Global Extravaganza hosted by MACOA at the 12th Annual International Tasting on Sunday, November 13th. The afternoon featured cultural surprises, International cuisine, customs, and festive entertainment. Tang’s Alterations served as the major sponsor for this benefit to support MACOA and Meals on Wheels! There was a feast of gourmet dishes to satisfy every appetite with authentic cuisine featuring nearly 40 delicious food items ranging from various flavored sushi rolled on site, roast duck, poppy seed chicken casserole, bread pudding, Dutch cookies, sweet potato casserole, Lebanese hummus and pita chips, Thai Pad Thai, German Sausage and Kraut, Mediterranean stuffed rolled grape leaves, and Mexican chimichangas, rice, and beans cuisine, to name a few! Click here to read more and see photos!
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CULINARY CAPER
MACOA HONORS NINE AT 29TH ANNUAL SENIORS OF ACHIEVEMENT
The Montgomery Area Council On Aging (MACOA) honored the 2016 Seniors of Achievement during an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Montgomery Country Club on October 19, 2016. Seniors were nominated and selected based on their significant personal, professional, and civic contributions. During the presentation, David Woods- President Woods Communications Corp and WCOV Fox, also received the Special Friend of MACOA award. MACOA is proud to recognize these special seniors in our community! Click here to view more pictures and see full list of honorees!
GREETING CARDS THAT
With the holiday season fast approaching, let us suggest the perfect gift to spread Season's Greetings to you family neighbors, friends, clients, co-workers and all others on your list. Learn more at here!
DECEMBER ISSUE OF ARCHIBALD FRIENDS AVAILABLE NOW!
The Archibald Center is full of activities and excitement. Through travel opportunities, art, educational programs, monthly luncheons, day trips and recreational activities, participants enrich their lives, enjoy the companionship of friends and learn more about their world and community. View the December Newsletter here for the latest news, schedule, and updates!
LET'S DO LUNCH!
ADAMS DRUGS GIVES BIG
Thank you to all that purchased prescriptions from Adams Drugs during the month of April and May! We are thankful for the generous donation of $6,500 to support MACOA and Meals On Wheels! Thank you Adams Drugs for being a great partner for Seniors in our community!
BB&T BANK ASSOCIATES RENOVATE OUR WELCOME CENTER
MACOA’s Welcome Center received a facelift for a total of $5,000 in improvements, thanks to the hands-on efforts of more than a dozen BB&T associates. BB&T Lighthouse Projects are conducted each spring across the bank’s entire service area in order to provide corporate financial support to local charities while associates roll up their sleeves and go to work. MACOA was selected for a Lighthouse Project in the Montgomery market. “We give every associate eight hours of paid leave to work on a Lighthouse Project,” said Guy Davis, BB&T Market President. “We probably had 15 associates work on the MACOA project for four or five hours each,” Davis said. The hard-working team’s visitproduced visible results:
-Painted the Welcome Center and Library
-Added handrails in the Welcome Center
-Printed and framed photos
-Provided new shelves and furniture for the Library
-Replaced lighting in the Welcome Center and Library
-Installed new light fixture in Welcome Center
-Installed new multimedia Smart TV at entranceway
-Added new runner in hallway
-Replaced the door in Welcome Center
For Davis, MACOA was an especially good choice for the time and attention. “We think the mission of MACOA lines up with the mission of BB&T which is to make our communities a better place to live,”he said. Thank you, BB&T!
MACOA PROUDLY PARTICIPATES IN LAUNCH OF AMERICA, LET'S DO LUNCH!
Meals on Wheels America is thrilled to launch a first-of-its-kind national awareness campaign with the Ad Council designed to inspire and recruit a new pipeline of volunteers for the nationwide network of Meals on Wheels programs. Through heartfelt PSAs created by pro-bono creative agency Anomaly and award-winning photographer Mark Seliger, "America, Let's Do Lunch™" shines an important spotlight on just a few of the 2.4 million seniors Meals on Wheels serves each year. MACOA is proud to participate in this launch of #LetsDoLunch to serve Seniors in our community! To learn more about volunteering with us click here!
HYUNDAI FUNDS A ROUTE TO FEED SENIORS
“Since 2011, HMMA Team Members have helped prepare food for Meals on Wheels routes as part of the 9-11 Corporate Day of Service,” said Rick Neal, senior vice president – human resources and administration, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. “Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of HMMA’s corporate social responsibility efforts. MACOA provides an invaluable service to homebound seniors in our community and we are leased to support their Meals on Wheels program by sponsoring a route in Montgomery.” We are grateful for the $10,000 contribution from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama to fund a Meals On Wheels route to feed 10-12 homebound Seniors hot nutritious noon meals for an entire year!
MACOA receives 2016
MAX Community Achievement Award
MACOA is proud to be the 2016 recipient of the MAX Community Achievement Award! This is an honor to be recognized at the MAX Community Reception for our service to Seniors for over 40+ years. We are pleased to have MAX Credit Union serve as a Corporate Route Partner volunteering to deliver Meals On Wheels to fight against Senior hunger and isolation. Thank you for this award, the generous $2,500 contribution, and the video capturing meaningful moments. We look forward to our continued partnership for many years ahead!
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MACOA VIDEO FOR THE
2016 MAX COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!
SUBARU SHARES THE LOVE FOR SENIORS
Through the 2016 Subaru Share The Love Event purchase or lease a new Subaru between now and January 3, select Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, and Subaru will make a donation of $250 to Meals on Wheels America to support Meals On Wheels for homebound
SUPPORT US AT THE RIVER REGION ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR
If you are looking for a meaningful gift to give this year, don’t miss the 2016 River Region Alternative Gift Fair. An alternative “gift” is a charitable donation which will fund a specific need in our community through one of the Fair’s 30-plus participating nonprofit groups. Starting at $5, you may honor your family, friends, co-workers, teachers, or clients by giving meals to Seniors in our community. The Fair will be held from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at the Cloverdale Campus of Huntingdon College, 1125 East Fairview Avenue. Online shopping will be available from Tuesday, November 29th, to Tuesday, December 6th—with gift cards and envelopes mailed to online shoppers on Thursday, December 8th. For more details, visit www.GiveHopeRiverRegion.org.
HELP US SPREAD CHEER AND SEASON'S GREETINGS TO SENIORS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Each year MACOA provides Christmas Bags to 275 of our neediest seniors on our Montgomery Meals on Wheels routes. Items we seek every year include non perishable foods, canned meat, peanut butter, coffee, small toiletry items, pocket tissues, note pads, hats, and socks, as well as monetary donations. The date for Christmas Bags packing is December 14th and bag delivery is December 15th. We can begin collecting items as early as the week after Thanksgiving and as late as December 9th.
We also encourage anyone who would like to participate in the delivery of bags to please join us. It is so special and heartwarming to see the senior’s eyes light up at all the wonderful treats in their Christmas Bags .Each one of us has or has had a special senior in our lives. They gave so much to us, our communities, and our nation. Please join us in making the holiday season of 2016 a joyous one for the seniors in Montgomery.
If you are interested in helping with the Christmas Bags Project contact Jennifer Dvorak at 265-9204 or email@example.com.
OUR VOLUNTEERS DELIVER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR SENIORS
SAVE THE DATE
To view complete list of upcoming activities and dates click here:
December 7, 2016
MACOA Board of Directors Meeting
December 13, 2016
MACOA's Archibald Center Luncheon
December 23 and 26, 2016
MACOA Closed in Observance of Christmas
December 30, 2016 and January 2, 2017
MACOA Closed in Observance of New Year
March 5, 2017
23rd Annual Culinary Caper
Alabama Activity Center
April 3-8, 2017
Archibald Center Spring in Washington, DC
April 28, 2017
16th Annual Swinging Fore Seniors Golf Classic
Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill (Legislator Course)
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MONTGOMERY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Hours of Operation:
Monday - ThursDAY
8:00am to 4:30pm
8:00am to 12:00pm
MACOA is proud to be
River Region United Way Affiliate
VOLUNTEER TRAINING EVERY THURSDAY AT 9:00am AT OUR OFFICE
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(334) 263-0532 OR PJGOODWIN@MACOA.ORG
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