Since our last National Conference in February 2020, Meals on Wheels services have undergone immense challenges and had to pivot and adapt swiftly, to continue to support older Australians, at a time where they were needed most.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought our network of over 590 services across the country together through a common purpose and has reinforced our significant impact in fostering well-nourished, independent and socially connected communities.
The 2022 National Conference presents the opportunity for Meals on Wheels staff members and volunteers to come together to re-connect, share their experiences and continue to learn, and represents the first large-scale congregation of Meals on Wheels supporters since the beginning of the pandemic.
The event comes at a significant time, with ongoing reforms of the aged care sector and also allows us to explore extending the services we excel at to new service users and to offer a broader range of services to traditional consumers.
This year’s Conference program promises to both enlighten and engage, with practical, interactive and informative sessions focused around three key themes – Meals, Social Connection and Governance/Change. The sessions will explore aged care reform, innovation, technology, mental health, improving business operations and the importance of nutrition standards.
Held in the heart of sunny Brisbane, the Conference also provides ample opportunity for delegates to experience the best food, wine and sights the location has to offer.
This is an event not-to-be missed, bringing the care, resilience and connectivity of the Meals on Wheels community to life!
Registrations are now open and with a ‘register now, pay later’ option, it has never been easier to express your interest and organise your travel.
For more information on the National Conference 2022, including how to register, head to https://mealsonwheels.org.au/news/national-conference-2022/