Meals on Wheels

A name that is familiar to all Australians, Meals on Wheels is at the heart of many communities. It represents helping hands, teamwork and looking out for each other.

Our Meals on Wheels service prides itself on providing nutritious, delicious, affordable food prepared for Lane Cove’s mature residents and delivered by our friendly, community volunteers.

Who is it for?

Meals on Wheels is available to over 65’s, younger people with disabilities and carers, assisting people to remain healthy and independent whilst living in their own home.

Why choose us?

  • Delivering over 11,000 meals each year, our Meals on Wheels service is from the community, about the community and very proudly services the community and residents of Lane Cove.
  • No contracts, no minimum order and no cancellation charges.
  • Free delivery and free smiles!
  • Nutritionally optimised and balanced for older people.
  • Daily, weekly or occasional deliveries – as much as you like and as often as you require.
  • Huge variety of high protein, healthy meals, desserts and soups.
  • Delivered by community volunteers who help to provide personal contact and connection with people in their own home.
  • Prices range from $6-10 per meal, with free apple or orange juice.
  • Suitable for diabetics and available in standard puree, soft and cut-up textures.
  • Funded by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). Eligibility is determined by My Aged Care.

To organise a meal or to find out more about this service, contact us on 02 9427 6425 or email reception@lanecovenorthside.com.au

Shopping Bus service

Our Shopping Bus service provides residents with access to the Lane Cove Village for two hours on Wednesday mornings to conduct appointments, for shopping, business, to meet friends, visit the library or run errands. The driver and volunteer assistant can assist with any parcels or shopping.

Who is it for?

Residents of the (greater) Lane Cove area who wish to access the Lane Cove Village but find it difficult to manage heavy parcels/shopping, who no longer drive or who have difficulty accessing public transport can use our Shopping Bus service.

Our service provides:

  • A weekly door-to-door service every Wednesday morning
  • 2 hours up in the Lane Cove village to conduct your own shopping, appointments etc.
  • Friendly drivers and volunteers
  • Woolworths groceries can be held in the store while you carry out other appointments, before they are brought to the bus by our driver/volunteer
  • Your parcels will be carried to your front door or kitchen bench
  • The service is available as needed, by appointment. No weekly commitment is required
  • Cost is $7 ($10 for couples)

To find out more about this service or to make a booking, contact us on 02 9427 6425 or email reception@lanecovenorthside.com.au

Phone shopping

Having trouble managing your shopping? Our convenient Phone Shopping service, run in conjunction with Coles, provides you with an opportunity to give your order over the phone. It is then packed for delivery to you a few days later.

To access our Phone Shopping service, you need to:

  • Phone our office on Friday mornings (except on public holidays) between 9.15 – 11.45am
  • A friendly volunteer will take down the shopping order and offer helpful suggestions
  • Coles staff then pack and deliver your order on the following Tuesday
  • Delivery fee from Coles is $4-$10 – that needs to be paid to the delivery driver on the Tuesday morning.

The service is available to any residents in the (greater) Lane Cove area who find it difficult to manage their Coles shopping. It can be used as required and no weekly commitment is necessary.

 

Fee Policy

Village shopping bus …………………………$7.00 return/ $10.00 couple return

Phone shopping…………………………………$4 -$10 delivery fee to Coles – payment to driver by credit or debit card

Food Services

Main Meal……………………………………..$6.00

Dessert ………………………………………….$2.00

Soup…. ………………………………………….$2.00

Fresh Sandwich………………………………$4.00

Fresh Wrap…………………………………….$5.00

Fresh Salad…………………………………….$5.50

 

To find out more about how this service can benefit you or a loved one, contact us on 02 9427 6425 or email reception@lanecovenorthside.com.au

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain