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Health Council helps Meals on Wheels

The Bermuda Health Council this year gave up their Christmas lunch to volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

While the eight-member team usually take part in an annual Christmas luncheon, the group instead decided to work with volunteers with the charity to help prepare and deliver meals to almost 180 clients.

Acting CEO of the council Tawanna Wedderburn said: “The Health Council is mindful that access to a healthy diet is crucial to a healthy life. We appreciate the important role that charities such as Meals on Wheels play to assist in achieving this.

“This year, our staff will devote one day as volunteers allowing us to communicate directly with Meals on Wheels' staff and clients. This intimate exchange helps the Health Council to identify more suitable solutions to improve the health of Bermuda's residents. Throughout the year, the council hears numerous heartfelt stories from a range of people and the struggles they are experiencing to attain or maintain good health.

“Opportunities such as this, to meet and communicate with the people that we spend most of the year working on solutions for, better enables us to find those solutions. It strengthens partnerships and builds bridges necessary for all of us to work together to ensure a healthier Bermuda.”

Meanwhile Allison Garland, Meals on Wheels volunteer coordination, said the charity was grateful for the assistance.

“We always welcome the opportunity for local companies to come experience what we do on a daily basis cooking and delivering meals to the elderly. It helps to raise awareness and encourages financial support within the community.”

Lena Hassell, Sheila Jones and Tiara Carlington prepare dessert for Meals on Wheels.

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Published December 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm (Updated December 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm)

Health Council helps Meals on Wheels

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