MHA Care

Delivers Meals on Wheels to clients in the town ships of Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga. They also provide respite and home care, planned activity groups and home and property maintenance services, to over 1200 clients across the Moira Shire.

MHA CARE located in the Moira Shire delivers Meals on Wheels to clients in the town ships of Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga.

They also provide respite and home care, planned activity groups and home and property maintenance services, to over 1200 clients across the Moira Shire.

This not-for-profit organisation supports people who the community who need a little extra assistance to continue to live independently – including aged or frail people and people living with disabilities.

It is growing at a rapid rate as demand for Home and Community Care (HACC) services grow, but it can sometimes be a struggle to recruit enough volunteers to keep up.

The Meals on Wheels Program alone relies on 400 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Freshly cooked  meals are prepared, packaged and picked up from surrounding local hospital kitchens such as Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga.

 

It’s up to the team of volunteers to deliver the meals seven days a week, along with a daily chat and check in to make sure everyone remains connected to the community.

“Our success as an outstanding community organisation would not be possible without the dedication of our Meals On Wheels team of more than 400 volunteers. Our volunteers change people’s lives and support them to live independently. We simply could not do without their support” says Lorraine Northeast, MHA Care Volunteer Co-ordinator.

A side benefit of the service is that carers also have some respite and connection to support. With more than  500 volunteers, MHA Care services also include:

  • Home and personal care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Planned activity groups
  • Foodshare.
  • Community Op Shop.

“We always need more volunteers and we encourage members of our community young and older, businesses and sporting clubs to band together to help us support the people in our region who need us to help them out,” said Ms Northeast.

Those interested in volunteering can find out more about the service and contact them via the volunteer section of the MHA Care website.

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