Lyn Margetts – collecting her hot meal
The Laneway – Cafe without Borders meal program is growing and its service is helping keep older people independent in their own homes for longer. We even over work experience students opportunity to accompany staff on delivery rounds – excellent opportunities to practice English and customer service skills – while clients can understand and see the social enterprise concept as a genuine and valuable entity. This service is also a lovely ‘dinner at home’ alternative for busy families.
Lyn Margetts moved from Haven into the Wimmera Lodge Retirement Village some 5 years ago. She has enjoyed her time at the Village with ‘time passing very quickly’. She takes a drive on a weekly basis however the cooking of meals is becoming a bit of a chore.
Lyn orders meals delivered to her door a couple of times each week. She ‘loves the soups and sweets (with) pumpkin soup one of her favourites’. Lyn use to make this a lot, however now the lifting of heavy saucepans is too much for her.
‘The volunteers knock on my door and the meals are placed on my walker for easy access’. I love having a hot meal prepared for me, especially the roasts and veggies as I don’t cook roasts for myself anymore’.