Monday, October 12, 2009

Official launch of Meals on Wheels for Ratoath

I am delighted to announce the launch of Meals on Wheels today for Ratoath. Meals on Wheels is an incredible service offered by a group of volunteers to people who are in need in their own community.
“It came about whilst having a conversation with Freda, my mother-in-law about Meals on Wheels. She has been heavily involved in Meals on Wheels in Ashbourne. I discovered that there were no Meals on Wheels service in Ratoath and we set about changing that. With a growing list of volunteers and a great deal of support and help from Meals on Wheels Ashbourne we started our service today.”
“Hot Meals are delivered to clients’ homes 3 days a week by our volunteers. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the client sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those people living alone. We are committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly.”
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Freda and her team from Ashbourne for all their support in getting our service off the ground.
If there are any people out there who would like to volunteer their services for Meals on Wheels please contact Regina on 087 2680 182.

Pictured in the photo are Cllr. Regina Doherty (Chair of Meals on Wheels Ratoath), Freda Doherty (Chair of Meals on Wheels Ashbourne), Marcus Flanagan (Head Chef) and Jim Flaherty (Volunteer Ratoath)

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