The campaign is collecting favourite recipes from aged care residents, clients and staff, and the community is welcome to submit their tried and tested ‘oldie but a goodie’ recipe.
The campaign is an extension of WMB’s ‘Treasure our seniors’ campaign in which residents of it’s aged care homes, their families, carers and the wider community are encouraged to share their special memories and stories.
It turned out lots of people love food and a lot of residents had memories relating to food. Whether it's the biscuits Nana made, or the Sunday night roast potatoes with that special ingredient, we all have tastes and textures that we cherish.
Staff say, when talking to their residents, they came across a gold mine of stories, full of homemade foods and heritage recipes that stood the test of time. It would have been a shame to lose that wisdom so instead they decided to start collecting the recipes and share them with the wider community.
During Seniors week, different recipes were shared on the WMB website and Facebook page. All submissions will be compiled into a downloadable cookbook.
Visit the Wesley Mission Brisbane website to find out more about the ‘An Oldie but a Goodie’ campaign or to submit your own favourite recipe.