The Society offers a Meals on Wheels program that provides a hot nutritious meal prepared in the Greenwoods kitchen for Salt Spring Island clients and through vendors on the other Gulf Islands such as Pender and Saturna.
The program is intended to provide meals to elders that face challenges with maintaining adequate nutrition while residing in their home in the community. Access to the program is typically achieved through referral from the client’s physician or case manager. Direct referrals can be made to the program coordinator by calling the Greenwoods main telephone number (250-537-5561) and selecting the Meals on Wheels extension (233).
The Coordinator will assess the client’s need and accept the client to the program if basic criteria are met. The program is subsidised by Island Health and a small client fee is charged for each meal. The program depends on a dedicated group of volunteers that provide both delivery of the meal and a friendly contact for the clients.
Greenwoods would like to thank the Legion of Salt Spring Island for making a donation of $1,000 for the Meals on Wheels program to support elders requiring assistance on Salt Spring Island. This is in addition to a $1,000 grant from the Legion to assist a Meals on Wheels a client unable to cover the cost of the service.