What are the benefits of Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels is a vital service that delivers nutritious meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves. This service not only helps to meet the nutritional needs of these individuals, but it also provides numerous other benefits that greatly improve their quality of life.

Connection through the power of a meal…

One of the primary benefits of Meals on Wheels is the social interaction that it provides. Many seniors and individuals with disabilities can become isolated and lonely, especially if they are unable to leave their homes due to physical limitations. The daily visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer not only brings nutritional and delicious meals, but it also brings a friendly face and a chance for conversation. This can help to reduce feelings of loneliness and improve mental health.

We also offer Social Support in the form of Assisted Shopping and Community Restaurants. Each of these services is designed to empower you to keep living an active, social and independent life.

Balance is important…

In addition to the social interaction, Meals on Wheels helps to ensure that seniors and individuals with disabilities receive proper nutrition. A balanced diet is important for maintaining good health at any age, but it is especially important for seniors who may have specific dietary needs or challenges with chewing and swallowing. Meals on Wheels provides nutritionally balanced meals that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual, and they can also accommodate special dietary requirements such as low-salt or pureed food.

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A sense of security…

Meals on Wheels also provides a sense of security and peace of mind for both the individuals receiving the meals and their loved ones. For seniors and individuals with disabilities who live alone, knowing that someone is checking in on them and bringing them a hot meal can provide a sense of security and comfort. For their loved ones, knowing that their loved ones are receiving proper nutrition and social interaction can bring peace of mind.

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Keeping your independence…

Finally, Meals on Wheels helps seniors and individuals with disabilities to maintain their independence. By providing meals and the daily check-in, Meals on Wheels enables these individuals to continue living in their own homes rather than having to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. This not only helps to preserve their independence, but it can also be more cost-effective than other options.

Overall, Meals on Wheels is an invaluable service that provides numerous benefits to seniors and individuals with disabilities. It helps to meet their nutritional needs, provides social interaction and a sense of security, and helps to preserve their independence. If you know someone who could benefit from Meals on Wheels, or if you are interested in volunteering or supporting this service, please contact us by on 02 4357 8444 or click here

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