Nellie’s Story

At 100 years of age, Nellie lives independently, keeping active and appreciating the simple things in life.

Growing up in Boronia Park in Sydney, Nellie helped in her father’s Delicatessen business, assisting alongside her twin sister in the shop, getting paid 6 shillings for her efforts. They also made ice cream in their shop and would buy rabbits to bake, so they could provide hot meals twice a week to their customers.

Having lived on the Central Coast for many years, Nellie calls Bateau Bay home and has a circle of friends that she meets on a weekly basis to play cards with, as well as having regular Sunday afternoon Upwords gatherings.

Knitting is also a passion of Nellie’s and she uses her skills to knit squares for Knit 4, a charity that puts together blankets out of donated knitted and crocheted squares, to wrap people up to stay warm.

Receiving regular weekly deliveries from Meals on Wheels Central Coast, Nellie loves having chats and sharing a joke with the volunteers who deliver meals to her regularly.

Cottage Pie ranks as one of Nellie’s favourite meals, and she appreciates the little gifts that turn up from us on special occasions throughout the year. Small touches like an Australian Flag serviette for Australia day make her meal delivery extra special.

Nellie says our meals are handy to have on hand and it makes her mealtimes so much easier knowing she can just heat one up when she needs it. We are so glad that we’ve been able to help Nellie in this way and help give her more time to enjoy her outings with her friends and family.


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