Meet and Eat! A successful Wicklow Dementia Support project that has recently finished. This project targets older adults who are socially isolated, living alone, and in particular, those who are vulnerable due to physical, mental or cognitive impairment and living in the Roundwood, Laragh, Ashford and Newtownmountkennedy Areas. Ten volunteers were recruited to assist with the preparation of nutritious meals as well as providing companionship at mealtime once per week in the older persons home. Training was provided for volunteers. Overall the Meet and Eat project was very positive and the feedback from both the volunteers and the participants was such that it should look to continue pending further funding.
If you know of any vulnerable adults in the target area who would benefit from this intervention or if you know a suitable volunteer please contact Wicklow Dementia Support on 089 4286928 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.