If you're finding it hard to shop, cook or prepare your own meals, you might be eligible for some help to prepare healthy meals at home.

Help cooking at home

If you would still like to cook at home, but need some help with shopping, preparation and cleaning up, see Help at home.

Before you can use our services

You need to be approved by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, My Aged Care, to receive support with shopping or meal preparation.

How to access My Aged Care services

Existing clients

If you already receive these services from the City of Boroondara, you can contact our Active Ageing Services

Other food options

Meals at a community centre

Some seniors groups and centres offer community lunches. Some organisations also offer their own transport services to help you get to and from the venue. Council can also take you to a community centre using our community transport.

Delivered meals

Also known as 'meals on wheels', this convenient and flexible service delivers meals to your door on Monday to Friday, including meals for the weekend. These services have an extensive range of fresh, ready-to-eat main options to choose from, as well as sandwiches, salads and soups.

In the City of Boroondara these services are provided by BassCare and Samarinda. Please contact MyAgedCare to access these services.

Shopping online

Another way to get your shopping done without leaving home is by ordering your groceries online and having them delivered. The major grocery chains all offer this service as do some smaller providers. If this is something that interests you, but you don't feel confident to set this up yourself, our home support staff can help you with this. There are also many resources available to improve your confidence with computers.

Cooking inspiration

If you still like to cook for yourself and are looking for inspiration, check out our range of cooking books and magazines available to borrow online.

With your Boroondara Library Service membership you can borrow eBooks and digital magazines for free, including many cooking titles.

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