Newsletter- May 2016

Meals on Wheels have been busy delivering Hot, Frozen meals across Cowra and Grenfell shires.

Hope all our clients and friends are well and a big thank you for the very positive feedback we have received just recently regarding the quality and quantity of our meals.  Anyone is most welcome to fill out one of our forms “Tell us what you think” anytime you may be in our office, as the service is always trying to improve wherever we can.


Our Bookkeeper is Karlene Simeon who joined our team in July 2013 following the retirement of our long serving bookkeeper, Bruce.

Karlene hails all the way from Canowindra where she attended St Edwards School from Kindy to School Certificate and commenced her employment directly from school to Roland Bigg’s Accountancy office in Canowindra, and later to the Commonwealth Bank. The Bank took Karlene to Orange and then Cowra where she settled after marrying, Shane, and here they raised two daughters.

Karlene came to us from the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre where she was also working with figures and now you can catch her on Mondays and Wednesdays keeping the figures balanced for Meals on Wheels in her lovely back office from which she occasionally pokes her head out into the main office.

Gardening (she has a huge yard), sitting on the verandah, enjoying the sunshine with a cuppa and a mate and just enjoying the moment are Karlene’s favourite pastimes.

In the Cowra office we have 4 staff members and plenty of helpers who do various things to ensure the service runs smoothly.

Thank you!!


Price increases for both Hot meals and Frozen meals

The Hot meal package price will increase on the 30th June by 50 cents, we have not had a rise for over 2 years. New price weekday  $7.50 & Weekend $10 with sweet $7.50 without sweet

Frozen Meals - Main Meal $6.00, Special $6.40, Mychef  $6.40, Mini $4.80, Sweet $3.00 Snack $3.40 soup $2.00      A new Frozen menu will be sent out to all clients around June July depending when we are notified.

Whats coming up:

July 2016        

~ Cooking Small Eating Well Program – 7th July 10.30am $5 at the Family support room  

~ Wed Wandering Lunch Group- 13th July– Bathurst, 9.30am at office $25

~ Tasty Travelling Thurs Lunch Group- 21st July - Lachlan Hotel 11.45am $20

~ Community Lunch 27th July – Christmas in July @ the Bowling Club 11.30am $15


August 2016  


~ Cooking Small Eating Well Program 2nd August 10.30am $5 at the Family support room

~ Wed Wandering Lunch Group- 10th August – Orange, 9.30am at office $25

~ Tasty Travelling Thurs Lunch Group- 25th August - @ Café Ruze 11.45am $20

~ Community Lunch 31st August – National Meals on Wheels Day

   @ the Bowling Club 11.00am $5


September 2016


~ Cooking Small Eating Well Program TBA-Ring and ask staff

~ Wed Wandering Lunch Group- 14th September – Forbes, 9.30am at office $25

~ Tasty Travelling Thurs Lunch Group- 22nd September, 11.45 am @ The Mill  $20

~Community Lunch- 28th September @ Bowling Club $15, 11.30am

Hot meals Packages are available 7 days a week

Package includes (Main meal or Meat Salad, Sweet or fruit, Juice, Treat)

Other option (Sandwiches, Breakfast packs, Snacks)

Monday to Friday  Bilyara..$7.50

Monday To Friday  Cowra Hotel $7.50

Saturday/Sunday Cowra Hotel  $10

Frozen Meals:

We have a huge selection of Main Meals, mini meals, sweets, soups and snacks !! Ring and ask to have a Menu sent out to you or call in to office and collect.

Meals are available from the office Monday to Friday between 9-4pm or you can ring put in an order and they can be delivered weekly, fortnightly or as required.

These meals focus on nutrition and all have 3-4 vegetables in them.                         Mains/Mini: Cottage Pie, Sweet & Sour Pork, Roasts, Lamb, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Braised Steak just to name a few from a very large choice of meals.


Community Luncheons:

We hold a Community Lunch every month at the Cowra Bowling Club.  This is to get people out of the house and enjoy a healthy lovely meal with friends. We often have guest speakers or a theme.

Transport available and you must RSVP


Wed Wandering Lunch Group:

This group is held once a month and is limited to 20 seats. The group go by bus to surrounding towns and enjoy a lovely meal out of the home, socialising, enjoying others company and friendship. Must RSVP


Thursday Tasty Travelling Lunch Group:

Meets each month on a Thursday and travels around to the different eateries, restaurant, cafes in Cowra. Transport available, Must RSVP





Vision Support Group-

Meets the last Wednesday of each month at the Cowra Bowling Club at 10.30 am for a free Morning tea and chat. Must RSVP on 63424165 Transport available

Next meetings  --           June – 25th                 July – 27th

We have representatives from Vision Australia and NSW Guide dogs. We also organise a Guest speaker on a topic of interest, hold a show and tell and share information and raise awareness in the community.

Cooking Small eating Well Program


The Cooking Group meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Family Support Building, 10.30am $5. We prepare 2 or 3 Healthy dishes, discuss nutritional facts and have lots of fun. Must RSVP