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Caledon Meals on Wheels holds community open house

April 26, 2018   ·   0 Comments


Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW) recently held an open house to show members of the community their new home, and to help better demonstrate what the organization does.

The open house was held this past Monday (April 23) at their new location on 10 McEwan Drive West in Bolton. The event gave members of CMOW the chance to highlight those in attendance the programs besides their hot and frozen meal program. The meal program is something that Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed, the organization’s resource development manager, says they are most recognized for.

“What they’re not aware of is that we actually have a lot of other programs that we’re doing to ensure that seniors are not dealing with isolation, and on top of that, remain vital.”

Each of their rooms showcased the organization’s various programs, including their hot and frozen meals, but according to Ms. Morrison-Mohamed, to help “articulate who are those meals going out to,” including individuals with chronic illness, and those with developmental issues.

Another program she described was their friendly visiting program and volunteer coordinators. “As we identify seniors within the community, Orangeville, Caledon, wherever they might be; if they have a difficult time actually getting to our larger program activities, we identify volunteers within the community, and then what we do is we match them.”

The other program showcased was the seniors health and wellness program, which ensures seniors remain “vital, both body and mind.”

Ms. Morrison-Mohamed says by consolidating their organization into one location, they can come together, united under one roof. “This gives us the opportunity to come together as a staff team. Sometimes it’s difficult for an organization where you’ve got two different offices.”

She added that they are looking to make this open house an annual event. “What we’re striving to do is this is an opportunity for the citizens of our communities to really understand what does this organization do within this community, and giving them a chance to get actively involved.”



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