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We are extremely grateful to our dedicated Meals on Wheels Volunteers! Despite the first snow of the season today, our volunteers managed to make all our meal deliveries. We'd like to remind everyone that during inclement weather deliveries may be slightly delayed. We also remind our Meals on Wheels clients to have a supply of frozen or non-perishable food on hand in case of weather-related cancellations.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Respite Centre Holiday Party in December (guests, family members & volunteers); view photos from the event (and many other pictures) on our "Events" page.
We have an urgent need for Chinese-speaking Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors in your community across Vancouver and Richmond. If you are available weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm, please give us a call. Volunteers do not need a car - you can be paired with a driver - and we can accommodate flexible schedules if you aren't available every day. If you've thought about volunteering before, please give us a call to learn more （604）733-9177 ext. 107.
Thank you EVERYONE who helped make our Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary Dinner & Dance Fundraiser a success! The event (at the Westin Bayshore with MC Fred Lee and entertainment from The Fab Fourever) raised over $200,000!
After 20 years of having highly qualified Registered Nurses from Care BC’s Health Promotion Services Department (HPS) providing flu clinics throughout British Columbia to many loyal, repeat customers, it is with sincere regret that Care BC will no longer be offering flu services. As a result of increasing costs and significantly more competition in the community (e.g. pharmacies) Care BC is no longer able to offer flu services cost-effectively.
Within the Health Promotion Services Department, Care BC is however continuing to offer Home Health Nursing Services in addition to Wellness Screening Clinics. Please call 604- 733- 9177 ext. 108 if you would like to schedule any remaining HPS services or if you have questions.
We had the opportunity to discuss the Meals on Wheels service in the Vancouver Sun and Province, detailing the quality of the meals provided, the volunteer support for the program, and input from a Meals on Wheels client. Check out the article online.
We're excited to begin planning for a new Respite Facility (similar to our current Family Respite Centre in Vancouver) in the District of North Vancouver. The District of North Vancouver council received an update on the Delbrook Lands at the July 24th meeting; Care BC plans to operate a Respite Centre with operational funding provided by Vancouver Coastal Health. We are still in the very early stages of planning and will provide updates (including funding considerations) throughout the process; we look forward to partnering with the Catalyst Community Developments Society to build the Respite Centre as part of the larger redevelopment of the site. Read more about the Council Meeting in this article from the North Shore News.
Our latest newsletter is now available online, featuring an article about the 50 year history of our Meals on Wheels program. Each edition of the newsletter also recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Fraud Alert: Please be advised, we received a report that a person approached a Meals on Wheels client wanting to collect payment on an outstanding invoice. Care BC DOES NOT collect Meals on Wheels payments at clients' homes. Our volunteers (for their own safety) are NOT ALLOWED to accept payments. Invoices can be paid at our office, by phone or by mail. If anyone approaches you at your home for bill payment, call 9-1-1. Please also inform our offices of any suspicious behaviour.
We have expanded our selection of frozen meal options. There are now 10 meal options available for order. Read the full list of frozen options or call (604) 732-7638 for more information.
We have an urgent need for Chinese Meals on Wheels drivers for Vancouver. If you'd like to apply and are available between 10:30am and 1pm Monday to Friday, please contact us at (604) 733-6615.