Meals on Wheels case history

You never know what you'll find behind a closed door

This story really touched our hearts. Not only because 99–year–old Mrs C was living in dreadful squalor …

But because her 70–year–old son – who’s elderly and a bit wobbly himself –
was doing his best to look after his mom, without any help or support.

Isn’t that what love means? Not romantic gestures – but loyalty, commitment and patience. It is sticking with a parent or partner through the bad times and always being there for them.

You won’t believe how many elders in our Homes have no contact with their children. They don’t visit, or even call to find out how mom or dad are doing. And it’s heartbreaking ...


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