Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Partnering with Meals on Wheels to Prepare Older Americans

Recorded: June 2, 2010

Overview Meals on Wheels of America

FEMA’s Individual & Community Preparedness Division is excited to announce the next webinar in the Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Introducing Emergency Community Stakeholders to the Meals On Wheels Role in Emergency Planning. The Community Preparedness Webinar Series provides up-to-date information on community preparedness topics and resources available to citizens, community organizations, and Citizen Corps Councils. This LIVE webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd at 2:00 EDT a nd will provide will introduce emergency community stakeholders to the range of services that Meals On Wheels program provide.  Additionally, the webinar will highlight the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) Emergency Preparedness (EP) Standards that Meals On Wheels programs are encouraged to use when developing an emergency plan.  Webinar login will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar and registration is not required.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

MOWAA  is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing community-based Meals On Wheels programs. Currently, there are approximately 5,000 Meals On Wheels programs operating in the U.S. These programs are responsible for providing over one million meals each day to seniors living in their respective communities through home delivery or at congregate locations like senior centers.  As a national Citizen Corps Affiliate, MOWAA is encouraging local Meals On Wheels programs to develop emergency plans, coordinate their planning efforts with members of the community responsible for providing core and secondary emergency services, and to engage in coordinated planning activities with Citizen Corps Councils and other community-based organizations involved in emergency planning and response.

Presenter's biography

Presenting on behalf of MOWAA will be Vice President for Grants Management, Linda Netterville.   Linda has worked in Older Americans Act funded nutrition programs at all levels of the aging network.  She has been employed as the State Nutritionist for the Texas Department on Aging; Executive Director of a non-profit rural nutrition program; and Nutrition Program Manager for an Area Agency on Aging.  Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of Missouri and a Master of Arts in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from the University of Texas-Austin.

Other information

The Community Preparedness Webinar Series features new community preparedness topics several times each month and is free to the public. Each webinar will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the website at the time of the webinar. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience on the Citizen Corps website ( usually within 24 hours after the live webcast.

If you need special accommodations or require additional assistance to view or listen to this webinar, please email us at no later than 5pm EST on Monday, May 31st and we will provide you with additional resources so you may participate.

Last Updated: 01/02/2014