The Casserole Club: keeping the community in touch with the elderly

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The Casserole Club: keeping the community in touch with the elderly

The Casserole Club is a community network where people cook an extra meal and deliver it to a neighbour in need.
 
Maria lives alone in High Barnet. She is an avid human rights campaigner. Sadly, her physical impairments mean she cannot cook a meal for herself and needs a home-carer. 
 
Since meeting Olena, a local cook in her area, she has benefited both physically and psychologically because she is enjoying regular, healthy, home cooked meals from a neighbour.
 
Maria says these meals have such value for elderly people, not only because the meals keep the body healthy, but also because the regular visits help ward of feelings of isolation and depression.

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