Nutritious foods and an active lifestyle can help achieve optimal health throughout life. Poor nutrition, skipping a meal or not eating enough can cause dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness and reduced concentration. All of these can increase the likeness of a fall.
We understand that it may not always be easy to prepare nutritious meals for yourself. If you are unable to prepare your own meals, here are suggestions of some other ways you can get a meal.
Help from family and friends
Consider family members or friends that may be able to help. They may be able to come round and prepare meals for you, or freeze pre-portioned meals for you to defrost and eat at a later date. They may also be able to place orders online for nutritious ready meals and have them delivered.
Meal deliveries are a great way to make sure you get at least 1 good meal a day. Here are some companies that offer this service in the city of Manchester:
Wiltshire Farm Foods Manchester
Wiltshire Farm Foods have over 340 recipes to choose from. All meals are delivered frozen, and their local drivers will help pack the meals into your freezer if you like. All meals can be cooked straight from frozen.
Oakhouse Foods provide a home delivery service, and have more than 350 frozen ready meals for you to choose from. Options include beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Plus a range of frozen ready meals to suit special dietary requirements, such as gluten free and low sugar.
Lunch and Dinner clubs
Food is always better in good company, and there are many community groups in Manchester. Some examples include:
Northmoor Community Diner
Based in Longsight, the Northmoor Community Association offer lunch for £1, 12-2pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can find out more by visiting the Lunch Clubs page on the Housing Care website, call them on 0161 248 6823, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Café (Tree of Life Centre)
Based in Wythenshawe, the community café offers healthy meals at an affordable price. You can find out more by visiting the Community Café page, call them on 0161 437 7623, or email email@example.com
Brooklands Church of the Nazarene Community Meal
Open to all regardless of background or circumstances, Church of the Nazarene in Wythenshawe offer a free meal every Wednesday 5-6pm.
Indian Senior Citizens Club
The Indian Senior Citizens Club (ISCC) are based in Whalley Range and offer culturally sensitive day resource services for the elderly Indian community, including a luncheon club that offers nutritious, freshly cooked vegetarian meals.
Irish Community Care
Irish Community Care three lunch clubs, each in North, Central and South Manchester.
You can find out more by visiting the Irish Community Care website.
African Caribbean Care Group
The African Caribbean Care Group are based in Hulme, and offer a range of activities to older people, including a luncheon club.
You can find more by visiting the African Caribbean Care Group page, or call them on 0161 226 6334.