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To celebrate National Meals on Wheels Day, we held a High Tea for our Volunteers.

The event took place at the Moruya Jockey Club and was a wonderful occasion. The catering was done by Moruya Rotary and what a great range of treats they served!

The President (Phil Armstrong) spoke and thanked everyone for their service and commented upon the value that the community places on volunteers. He spoke about the excellent work done by our volunteers and how vital they were to the organisation. He thanked the Moruya Jockey Club for their support in donating the use of the facility and of the wonderful work done by the Rotarians in preparing the venue and the catering.

The Manager (Alan Russell) congratulated members who had reached milestones in their work as volunteers including one who had completed 53 years and another who had done 40 years. Special EMoW Awards were presented to those who had done things "a little differently".

At the beginning the volunteers from the three areas; Northern (Batemans Bay), Central (Moruya) and Southern (Narooma) were welcomed. The opportunity to mix and mingle was availabe and allowed the organisation to build contacts across the three areas which is seen as vital for the organisations wellbeing.

Out and About, our Group Social Support facility based in Batemans Bay has been closed for two weeks. During this time, the staff have been on Leave which has been well deserved.

From Monday 2 July, Out and About will reopen with an exciting programme of activities.

Each Monday, the clients enjoy Monday Club with activities, quizzes and games. But laughter and fun are key components. Shopping is available on the first and third Mondays.

Each Tuesday the famous Lunch About takes clients to various places within the Shire. There is morning tea at a beautiful location on the journey to lunch.

On Wednesday the activities are directed by the clients ideas.

Thursday is the final day of the week and a special theme guides the type of activities enjoyed.

Lunch and morning tea are included as is the pickup and return of many clients by our own bus.

Clients can pick the day they wish to attend but many come everyday and say,  "I have company in my life", "I get to go out and meet people" and "It reduces my social isolation."

We are happy to welcome Joel McGubben to our team. Joel has been working on our Social Media sites and keeping the community up to date with what is happening within the organisation.

Joel is a local lad having finsihed Year 12 at Moruya High School last year. He has completed his first 13 week placement with us and is now doing his second.

Joel has posted our Facebook items and recently has been collating this results of this years annual survey of clients.

 

The Out and About program has been providing social support to the aged, and people living with a disability in the Eurobodalla Shire for more than 20 years.

Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels runs the program through their “Out and About” centre in Batemans Bay with weekly activities and events that encourage social interaction and help fight social isolation to people living alone.

Meals on Wheels Manager Alan Russell says, “Out and About makes a big difference in the lives of people, it’s a valuable service that provides an opportunity for people to participate in social activities with others.

“Carers also appreciate the program as it gives them a break and supports them in their critical caring role."

The program has regular weekly activities including quizzes, craft, morning teas, special events, and shopping days. Transport can also be provided to and from the centre as well as day trips exploring the local area. Out and About is for people of all back grounds and supports healthy ageing.

There will be an open day at the centre and both carers and those who are interested in finding out more about the program are invited to come and experience what goes on. "A lot of people don’t realise this service exists, so this is a great opportunity to see what we do and how we can help,” Mr Russell says. “Everyone knows we deliver meals, but we provide more than just a meal and we are keen to support the needs of people in our local community.”

The Open Day is being held on Thursday, 12 April at the Out and About Cottage on the corner of Heraldale and Bavarde Avenues Batemans Bay.

The day starts with morning tea at 10am and concludes after lunch and activities at 2pm. Everyone is welcome and transport can also be arranged to and from the event. For more information and to RSVP call Jann or Keith on 4472 4240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

bread and butter pudding

“Just like mother use to make!!”

This has been the feedback we have received over the last two months for a wonderful traditional dessert.

The dessert has been so popular that we ran out for a week, but new stock has arrived and the orders have come thick and fast. Amongst the dozen dessert items, we have available, this has been the most popular in recent times.

Food is valued for its taste but also memory plays an important part in the menu selections being made. It has been shown that food brings back happy times and memories which are important to us.

The Bread and Butter pudding on offer has brought back happy memories for our clients and created new ones.

 

About Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a household name and of course we do provide meals to people in their home, but did you know we are offer more than just a meal?  We also provide support to people to maintain and expand their social connections, through our Out and About Centre and through other in home social sevices. See our service page for more details

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