Meals on Wheels is available to any person unable to cope with cooking duties, in order to maintain an adequate diet. Meals can be provided for a few days, a few weeks, or indefinitely to meet an individual’s needs. The cost of the meal is kept as low as possible, and reviewed annually.
Meals are delivered hot between 11.30am and 1.00pm to those living in town and you must be home to receive your meal unless alternative arrangements have been made. Meals will not be left if no contact is made, and meals cannot be left in eskies or other containers due to food safety regulations.
Timboon is only able to provide meals Monday to Friday. However, frozen meals can be delivered to cover a weekend shortfall.
Clients living outside the town boundaries can receive a weeks’ or a few days’ supply of frozen meals by arrangement with other services such as district nursing if they are visiting the home, or via the Community Care worker. Alternatively, a friend or relative may collect and deliver meals to an isolated client.
The meal consists of:
- main course
- fruit or fruit juice.
The menu is varied on a rotating basis. If the client is receiving frozen meals, instructions on the storage, thawing and heating methods will be provided.
To apply for meals, contact the Regional Assessment Services Officer on (03) 5558 6059. Fees will apply.
A friend or relative may apply on your behalf, or your doctor, hospital or district nurse may refer you. Special diets such as diabetic, weight reduction, low-fat or low-cholesterol are catered for. If required, more than one family member in a household can have meals delivered.
The volunteers who deliver the meals are happy to pass on any suggestions you would like to make about the service. Any changes or cancellations to your meals must be made by contacting our Regional Assessment Services Officer on 5558 6059.