The Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, is to host a special celebration at Manly Town Hall from 5.30 – 7.30pm on Thursday, 5 November 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Manly Meals on Wheels Service.

“This anniversary celebration pays tribute to the outstanding work of the Manly Meals on Wheels organisation’s scores of volunteers, who have given their assistance over the past 50 years,” said Mayor Hay.

The Manly Meals on Wheels Service operates from the Manly Seniors Centre, delivering about 25,000 meals each year to frail aged people, people with a disability and their carers in the Manly Local Government Area and North Balgowlah. Clients receive up to seven meals per week at a cost of $9.00 a meal, which includes a main meal, dessert, soups and fruit juice.

“Every day a friendly smile, a chat about the weather, a nutritious meal and knowing someone will drop by to say ‘Hello’, enhances the lives of many Australians,” said Mayor Hay.

“The strength of the Manly Meals on Wheels organisation comes from its volunteers and the incredible work they do from planning the meals, driving and delivering the meals to their customers who in most cases unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves.”

Clients can self-refer to Meals on Wheels if they believe they may benefit from the service or they can be referred, for example by a health practitioner or family member.

For further information, telephone Manly Meals on Wheels on (02) 9976 1469 or visit the website here.

sourced from the Manly Counci