Yearly Archives: 2019

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9 12, 2019

Newsletter – Summer 2019-20

2019-12-09T05:53:11+00:00December 9th, 2019|Newsletters|

Greetings all.

As we look ahead to another festive season, it’s a good excuse to have a bit of light relief from the only thing that is more relentless than the weather – everyone TALKING about the weather!

As I finish this newsletter Armidale is surrounded by fire devastation and I do hope people are managing with the increasing levels of anxiety, heat and smoke haze. I would ask that everyone remembers to stay well hydrated & to check in with your friends and neighbours regularly – as a community we can all work together to stay safe this summer.
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23 09, 2019

Spring 2019

2019-09-23T00:52:12+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Newsletters|

From the Manager’s Desk

Spring Time again – lets keep all our fingers and toes crossed for that elusive rain we are all waiting for.

In a few weeks we will be looking ahead to our summer menu where we add salads to a few lighter meal options for those hot summer days.

There has been some recent media discussion concerning the security and amount of funding for MOW organisations. This is an ongoing issue for a number of service organisations because in 2018 our CHSP funding contracts were extended for 2 years without a full review. This means there are organisations trying to function in 2019-20 with the amount of funding originally allocated in 2014-15. There is some indexation applied however it is difficult for planning for the future when you are locked into a fixed funding allocation.

We are very fortunate to be in a sound financial position at present so I hope these reports have not caused any concern for you. (more…)

19 08, 2019

Alwyn Jones Community Service Award 2019

2019-08-19T13:23:24+00:00August 19th, 2019|General news, In the media|

In May, the Volunteers of Armidale Uralla Meals on Wheels were acknowledged with the Alwyn Jones Community Service Award for 2019.

Manager Kerryn Williams was delighted to receive the award from State Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall at a ceremony held at Armidale Regional Council Chambers.

Ms Williams said “We consistently have positive feedback from our clients about the wonderful people delivering our meals every day so it is nice to have some recognition of this and our long history of community service.” (more…)

17 05, 2019

Newsletter – Autumn Winter 2019

2019-05-17T03:45:59+00:00May 17th, 2019|Newsletters|

Happy Autumn everyone!

As we enjoy the changing seasons and colours of our wonderful New England, we are starting to experience colder days (and nights) and warmer food! We have now changed to our winter menu which will see us exchange the salads for your favourite winter tummy warmers.

We have just been given the good news that our current federal funding contract will be extended from July 2020 through to June 2022 which allows us to build on our stability and focus on the future without immediate concern for our funding security. This is a great relief.

In February we were visited by Assessors from the Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission who reviewed our operations from top to bottom. Thank you for those volunteers and clients who spoke to the assessors and provided your personal opinions about our service.

There is currently a set of 18 Aged Care Standards that we need to meet and it was determined that we are meeting every one of these standards which is an excellent achievement by all the team here, the committee and our volunteers – THANK YOU!

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24 01, 2019

Newsletter – Summer 2019

2019-01-24T03:22:22+00:00January 24th, 2019|Newsletters|

Happy 2019 to All!

We hope you have all enjoyed a festive season with lots of fellowship, food and family. We all enjoyed just a few days off and are back into full swing for 2019.

We hosted several wonderful Christmas functions in December for local com-munity groups including Red Cross, Australian National Seniors (Armidale Branch); Rotary Central, U3A Singalong Group and Mah Jong Players who are shown here enjoy-ing their dessert.

We anticipate a big year ahead! (more…)