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Rose Centers REceives meals on wheels grant

$2,500 grant Award received in recognition of participation in subaru "share the love" event

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

March 3, 2016

The Rose Centers for Aging Well, a subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, recently received a $2,500 grant award following participation in 2015-2016 Subaru "Share the Love" event.

The grant will help offset the cost of delivering meals to homebound seniors in the Cleveland area, many of whom live below the poverty line.

Rose Centers also provides meals to seniors in seven neighborhood centers and offers social, health and wellness programs to older adults in the community.

Rose Centers partnered with Ganley Subaru of Bedford during the 2015 holiday season to help put an end to senior hunger. Through January 2, 2016, Ganley Subaru of Bedford accepted donations of non-perishable food items to benefit low-income, homebound seniors served by the Rose Centers. In addition, Ganley employees participated in transporting home-delivered meals to Rose Centers' consumers. Through the partnership, Rose Centers and Ganley Subaru helped to raise community awareness of the issue of senior hunger and increased support for local seniors in need.

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) is a national leader pursuing innovation in practice and policy to address the important issues of aging. Since its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Benjamin Rose has built a Cleveland-based nonprofit into a nationally recognized research organization, a highly regarded service provider known for caring for people with complex, long-term needs, and a policy-driven advocate bringing information from around the country to the larger network of agencies serving older adults in the Greater Cleveland community. Through the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Benjamin Rose provides meals to homebound seniors and in neighborhood centers and offers social and educational programs to seniors in the community.

Meals on Wheels America (www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org) 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.

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