Partnership with Meals on Wheels
Published: 01 Jun 2014
Life Care has formed a strategic relationship with Meals on Wheels to help sustain elderly and dependent people living in their own homes in the southern region of Adelaide.
The new arrangement was jointly announced recently by Life Care’s Chief Executive Officer, Allen Candy, and Meals on Wheels CEO, Sharyn Broer.
Through this arrangement, Meals on Wheels recipients will be provided with meals from Aldinga Beach Court as part of the program to deliver 6,000 meals each year in the region.
There is a strong synergy between the two organisations and their respect for volunteer support.
Meals on Wheels is assisted by 8,500 volunteers in delivering more than one million meals each year to South Australian homes.
“We are very much a part of this regional community and it is great to partner with another not-for-profit, community-based organisation to deliver essential services,” Allen said.
“We have the capacity to do this, and I hope it will be a long and prosperous relationship with Meals on Wheels.”
Sharyn explained that Meals on Wheels traditionally had prepared meals at the McLaren Vale & Districts Hospital for delivery to homes in the region.
But she said a growing need for services over a wider area, with volunteers having to travel longer distances, meant Meals on Wheels needed another kitchen facility in the Aldinga area.
“We looked for a like-minded organisation in the area and Life Care expressed a willingness to explore the opportunity,” Sharyn said.
“We look forward to a long partnership that will help us to meet the need in this area.”
Aldinga Beach Court Residential Services Manager, Sue Mark, said the kitchen had a capacity to meet the needs of its residents and Meals on Wheels clients.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for us to assist,” she added.