Volunteer Profile – Anna Turner & Vanessa Lyons
How long have you volunteered for Inverell Meals on Wheels? We both started in April this year after seeing the call out for volunteers on social media. Facebook Post - With the recent announcement directing people aged 70+ to stay at home, over ... more details
Partnership with Joblink Plus
If you look hard enough, there really are some good and uplifting stories to come out of the COVID 19 pandemic, and the partnership between Joblink Plus and Inverell Meals on Wheels is just one of them. Joblink Plus is an organisation providing empl... more details
Covid - Safety & Hygiene for all our Staff & Volunteers
All volunteers and staff are following our standard food safety procedures, good hand hygiene, and as an extra precaution are using hand sanitising gel between each home they visit. We have also asked our volunteers social distancing recommenda... more details
Staff Profile - Jodie
Jodie has been with Meals on Wheels Inverell for 8 years now, starting back in August of 2012. Born and bred in Inverell, she enjoys the relaxed country lifestyle and community spirit that Inverell offers. Her main role in our service is in Administ... more details
Have you ever considered how beneficial a cup of tea can truly be?
Here are a few examples of how different varieties can benefit you: Green tea - has a high content of flavonoids, or antioxidants, and it's in a group called catechins, which are known to have more beneficial properties than vitamins C and E. Thi... more details
What Exactly is Yoghurt?
Yoghurt is a cultured milk product in which two types of bacteria are used. These bacteria act on the lactose (natural sugar found in milk) and protein in milk to give a fine soft curd with a slightly acid flavour. Yoghurt is a good source of protein... more details
What does Meals on Wheels do?
Meals on Wheels provides a nutritionally balanced meal to frail, aged people, people with a disability, and their carers. The service is not means tested. Meals on Wheels enables people to be independent in their own homes for longer. Most p... more details
Shopping, cooking and eating independently
Independence is important for most people, so should be encouraged and supported whenever possible. Not being able to cook, shop or eat independently can increase the risk of malnutrition. Ideas and services to help maintain independence include:... more details
Is eating three meals a day important?
In a word YES! Missing meals on a regular basis can lead to poor nutrition, muscle and weight loss.If eating three main meals a day is difficult to manage, then it does meanthat snacks throughout the day really need to be nutritious and full of pro... more details
Make sure that you have a nutritious diet
So often we hear these words but what does a ‘nutritious diet’ really mean? Eating a variety of food is a good start as this means there is a greater chance of getting the protein, vitamins and minerals that the body needs. Different... more details
Teeth, mouth and swallowing problems
These problems make eating difficult and can lead to reduced food intake, increasedrisk of dehydration, lack of energy and malnutrition. Causes include tooth ache, poorly fitting dentures, mouth ulcers, sore gums and lips, reduced saliva, stroke or ... more details
Are you eating a variety of foods?
It is important to eat a variety of foods as no one food will provide all the vitamins andminerals your body needs. Different foods contain different nutrients. For example,spinach and other green leafy vegetables contain folate; oranges contain vita... more details
Bone health and preventing fractures
Healthy bones are important for the wellbeing of everyone but extremely important as we age. Good nutrition is key to preventing fractures. Adequate Calcium, Vitamin D and proteinwill help to maintain good bone health. Think of these three nutrient... more details