Enid Ford (left) receives a meal from Unichem Knox Pharmacy's dispensing manager Shin wei Chan and Unichem Centre City retail assistant Karen Porteous, both Meals on Wheels volunteers. Photo by Samantha McPherson.
Dunedin woman Enid Ford (94) is determined to remain in her
own home and receiving Meals on Wheels helps her to do it.
Mrs Ford receives a hot lunch and dessert on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays. She has received Meals on Wheels
Describing those days as ''the cook's day off'', Mrs Ford
said she welcomed the friendly lunchtime visit from the Meals
on Wheels volunteers.
''They are good people - it's very nice to see them,'' she
''And over time, they can become friends.''
The meals were a big help for Mrs Ford, who said she still
wanted to ''do as much for myself as I can''.
Yesterday's meal was delivered by Unichem Knox Pharmacy
dispensing manager Shin Wei Chan and Unichem Centre City
retail assistant Karen Porteous. The two pharmacies, both
owned by Nik and Paul Wild, have an ongoing commitment to
deliver Meals on Wheels for Age Concern every Wednesday.
''Two staff members - one from each pharmacy - go out
together as a team, and we have a lot of fun doing it,'' Mrs
''It is good to give something back to the community.''