Big news for older folk

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - JANESSA EKERT janessa.ekert@news.com.au

A vol­un­tary ser­vice ded­i­cated to Cairns’ aged com­mu­nity can now of­fer more through the Be­cause We Care spon­sor­ship pro­gram. Cairns Meals on Wheels, St John’s Com­mu­nity Care and the Cairns Post have joined forces to pro­vide news­pa­pers to Meals On Wheels clients. Cairns Meals On Wheels pres­i­dent Joan Cad­man said it was a most gen­er­ous ges­ture. Clients will be­gan re­ceiv­ing a free pa­per from to­day.

A VOL­UN­TARY ser­vice ded­i­cated to Cairns’ aged com­mu­nity can now of­fer more through the Be­cause We Care spon­sor­ship pro­gram.

Cairns Meals on Wheels, St John’s Com­mu­nity Care and the Cairns Post have joined forces to pro­vide news­pa­pers to Meals On Wheels clients.

Cairns Meals On Wheels pres­i­dent Joan Cad­man said it was a most gen­er­ous ges­ture.

Clients will be­gan re­ceiv­ing a free pa­per from to­day.

“I think it’s go­ing to be one of ab­so­lute de­light and sur­prise. It’s so rare for any­one to get some­thing for noth­ing,” Ms Cad­man said.

She de­scribed it as a won­der­ful ad­di­tion to the ser­vice, which be­gan in 1968 and de­liv­ers to more than 300 clients from Gor­don­vale to Fresh­wa­ter.

Cairns Meals On Wheels uses 30 vol­un­teers a day.

“We have more than 100 vol­un­teers on our books and we are most de­pen­dant on our won­der­ful vol­un­teer work­force,” Ms Cad­man said.

Pic­ture: JUSTIN BRIERTY

CAR­ING CON­TRI­BU­TION: Cairns Meals on Wheels pres­i­dent Joan Cad­man with vol­un­teer Mark Daniels and kitchen as­sis­tant Jean Daniels. The ser­vice, along with St Johns Com­mu­nity Care and the Cairns Post, will now pro­vide free news­pa­pers to MOW clients.

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