Local Frontline Heroes
Glin Homes & Daycare Centre has been providing Meals on Wheels to the local community for the past five years.
Since its inception the service has grown considerably, and healthy and nutritious meals are delivered to the elderly of Glin and surrounding parishes of Loghill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert.
The Covid 19 pandemic meant that the number of vulnerable people living alone or in isolated areas and who were reliant on others increased significantly. Inundated with requests for more meal delivery, Una and Karen coped admirably with the extra office work and under the professional guidance of super chef Rachel Duff, the kitchen staff worked tirelessly to deliver hot and tasty meals to the elderly in the surrounding catchment area.
Working in teams and under very strict Covid restrictions, Carol, Marie, Bridget, Ruth, Margaret, Mary, Eamonn, Teresa, Denis and Sr. Mary were preparing and serving up to 90 meals consisting of a main course and a dessert, on a daily basis.
The human connection is also a very important element of the service, not only are Jimmy and Eamon delivering the meals to the door but they are ensuring that everyone benefits mentally and emotionally from a friendly smile, a wee chat and a check up on their general wellbeing.
Glin Homes and Daycare Centre is a wonderful example of management and staff working together to create a successful and vital service to the community. The management would like to acknowledge the huge contribution that the staff have made to the vulnerable in our community. Look no further than the staff of Glin Homes for your Frontline Heroes. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏