Did you know Meals On Wheels Delivers to Rainbow?

Did you know Meals On Wheels Delivers to RainbowTin Can Bay Meals On Wheels has recently undergone a few changes.

“Changes were necessary for the organisation post Covid” said president Penny Parsons.

One of those changes was to see all meals prepared at the Gympie Meals on Wheels kitchen and then delivered by the dedicated volunteers from Tin Can Bay.

Organisers from both Gympie Meals on Wheels and the Tin Can Bay branch would love to see more clients taking up the opportunity to have their meals delivered fresh to their door in the Rainbow Beach area.

Meals are currently delivered to clients homes on Monday to Rainbow Beach.

“In the event we have more clients in the Rainbow Beach area we would obviously deliver more often” said Penny.

The Gympie kitchen provides a range of meal options including hot and frozen meals, salads, soups, desserts, muffins and juices. One thing for sure is that  the meals provided are always varied and made from the freshest ingredients.

To qualify for the service, clients need to be over 65 years of age (over 55 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) and be registered with My Aged Care. If you are under 65 and would like to receive meals you can access the service by having a referral from your health care professional or alternatively hold a Disability Support Pension Card from Services Australia.

If you aren’t currently registered with My Aged Care and would like to be, they can be contacted on 1800 200 422.

If you would like to receive meals under your Home Care Package (levels 3 and 4), ask your package provider to contact Gympie Meals On Wheels to make arrangements.

Manager at Gympie Meals on Wheels Julie Delgado says “A small delivery fee will apply to each order to cover the cost of transportation by the volunteers at Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels. As Meals on Wheels is a not for profit organisation they rely on this delivery contribution to continue to be able to provide a service within the Cooloola Coast region”.

If you would like to receive healthy, fresh chef-prepared meals delivered to your door contact Gympie Meals on Wheels on 5482 3342 during office hours, 8am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

by Jenni Jackson

Meals On Wheels To Host Open Community Day

The committee from Meals on Wheels Tin Can Bay will be hosting an Open Community Day for residents of the Cooloola Coast. Similar to the very successful Seniors Expo held in 2021, the aim of the Open Community Day is to make residents of the Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas more aware of the services in their region.

There will be plenty of stalls set up on the day with a host of information regarding in-home care, social groups, disability services, and even who to call should you need your pets looked after.

The lovely volunteers from Meals on Wheels will be providing a free sausage sizzle and tea and coffee will also be available.

“We will have committee members and volunteers on hand to answer any of your Meals on Wheels questions or concerns” said president Penny Parsons “We have noticed since joining Meals on Wheels there seems to be many preconceived ideas about the organisation and we would like to take the opportunity to talk to the community to find out what they need”.

Penny said that the Meals on Wheels team would like to dispel any myths the public may have about the organisation.

The Community Open Day will be held on Saturday 18 June 2022 at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre located in Amity Close Tin Can Bay.

For more information or if you would like to set up a display contact Penny Parsons from Meals on Wheels on 0403037517.

by Jenni Jackson

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