Meals on Wheels
The Shire’s Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious, well-balanced, high-quality meals to residents in their own home that supports personal wellness and reablement goals.
We aim to ensure that everyone is able to achieve optimum health and see improvement in their quality of life.
The program supports residents aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), and for people of any age with a disability but not eligible for NDIS. It recognises that remaining socially connected and physically active is important for maintaining quality of life.
How does Meals on Wheels help?
Good nutrition plays a key part in overall health and wellbeing. Every meal is:
- prepared according to the National Meal Guidelines in the Shire's Meals on Wheels Kitchen in Rosebud
- made to meet the daily nutritional needs of older Australians
- delivered by volunteers who also perform a wellbeing check
- provide an opportunity for meaningful connection and staying connected
Wellbeing checks play an important role in health and give families peace-of-mind.
Learn more about our Meals on Wheels volunteers and how to become one.
How to receive Meals on Wheels
The Your Choice Menu allows you to choose from several nutritious options each day to select the food that best suits your tastes. Meals are delivered either fresh or frozen. Our menu is updated twice a year.
Meals on Wheels can:
- provide choice and flexibility for each client.
- supply one meal a day that consists of a soup, main meal and dessert. A vitamin C supplement is also provided in the form of a fruit juice or piece of fruit.
- cater for a range of special dietary, medical and cultural requirements. Eligible residents can have up to seven meals a week.
- provide high quality meals produced following strict food handling procedures.
- deliver meals Monday to Friday between 9am-12pm, by our dedicated and trained team of volunteers.
The Shire aims to reduce saturated fats, sugar and salt and to restrict the carbohydrate portion size in all meals, making each meal suitable for people with diabetes. However, you should consult a dietitian or doctor if you are concerned.
Download: Winter 2023 Menu(PDF, 302KB) (in place from 22 May to 19 November 2023).
Services provided comply with the Commonwealth Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights for over 65s and service information is managed via the My Aged Care Provider Portal. Fees are based on the Commonwealth and State Government Client Contribution Framework and are discussed individually with clients when they sign up for meals. We will provide you with an invoice at the end of each month.
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