BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard
SCUGOG: Mayor Chuck Mercier participated for the third time in the annual Mayor's for Meals event on Wednesday, March 26. Mayors for Meals is a promotion for Community Care Durham's Meals on Wheels campaign, which currently serves over 50 Scugog residents every week.
While presenting a hot, delicious, and nutritious meal to Helen Jewell - a Prince Albert resident who has been delivered hot meals three times per week for over five years running, Mayor Mercier also delivered a friendly smile and treats to Ms. Jewell's cat, Peter.
"Our program has supplied Scugog residents who may not be able to cook for themselves a healthy and warm meal for over 35 years," said Lynn Pike, Service Coordinator with Community Care Durham and the coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program. "It gives me great satisfaction and pride to know that we can help those in need - Meals on Wheels has brightened many people's days."
Supplied by Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, the dishes served by Meals and Wheels are well-balanced and created under a nutritionist's guidance. The service features a variety of dual oven-warmed and microwaveable entrees, soups, and desserts. Menu selections are suitable for salt free, low fat and diabetic diet.
Community Care Durham also aims to keep the cost of their food manageable, given the fixed income which many seniors live on. "For the price of $32.50 per week, customers may choose from a list of services," said Ms. Pike. "Combinations of entrees, soups, and desserts - We deliver hot meals three times per week, for only $6.25 each."
To contact Community Care in regards to Meals on Wheels delivery or volunteering - go on-line to www.communitycaredurham.on.ca/scugoghome.html, phone their Scugog office at 905-985-8461, or visit 16100 Old Simcoe Rd., in Port Perry.
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