Launch of Meals-on-Wheels.

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L-R. Eamon Sweeney, Sammy O’Sullivan, John Anthony Culhane, Tom O’Hehir, Denis Kennedy, Sr. Mary Doody, Marie Adams, Mary Stackpool, Councillor John Sheahan, Una Hennessy, Mary Hogan.

Glin Homes for the Elderly has launched its ‘Meals-on- Wheels’ service. It was officially launched on Monday 19th June 2017, and is a fantastic addition to the services provided by Cloverfield Homes for the Elderly and Day Care Centre.

Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for the
maintenance of health and independence, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at
older ages. It is a significant contributor to keeping the elderly in their own homes as
long as possible, living independently, avoiding the need for nursing home care with it’s very high costs and the inevitable disruptions incurred.

With this in mind Glin Homes for the Elderly is launching a Meals-on- Wheels service for the elderly in the local community. Starting in July, Meals(x2) will be delivered on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.Participants will have a choice of menus consisting of nutritious meals. These will include a main course and dessert at an affordable cost, and will be delivered free of charge. Meals can also be collected from the Day Care Centre by family members or carers.

If older people are living on their own they often need some assistance in maintaining
their independence, staying safe, eating well and leading an active lifestyle. Our Meals-on-Wheels service will help to ensure that participants, in addition to receiving healthy and balanced meals, will also have the added benefits of regular visits by one of our delivery team to ensure that they are safe and well.

If you wish to avail of this service or, as a concerned neighbour or family member, you know of an older person who might be interested in our Meals-on- Wheels service
please contact: Una on 068-26033 or Mary on 0874124808 for further details, or we can arrange a house visit to explain the benefits of the service in greater detail.

 

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