Oldest Meals at Home customers in Notts to receive a special treat

04/11/2016

The oldest customers of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Meals at Home service will be receiving a treat this week to mark National Meals on Wheels Week (w/c 7 November). 

Customers aged over 100 will be receiving a complementary bouquet of flowers or a potted plant with their meals, including Paul Vernon, 101 from West Bridgford, who has been receiving meals for the last 18 months. 

All customers will also be receiving a special meal of Beef Chasseur with roasted vegetables followed by Mandarin trifle as part of the week. 

Councillor Muriel Weisz, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “National Meal on Wheels Week is a great opportunity to celebrate this valuable service, which provides a lifeline for many older and vulnerable people in the county who find it difficult to prepare a hot meal.” 

Around 1,500 residents currently use the Nottinghamshire service which offers a wide range of meals to choose from which can either be delivered to their doorstep hot or frozen.

The meals on offer are tasty and nutritious, varied and made from scratch locally using fresh ingredients and seasonal vegetables.