A critical piece of the work being undertaken by the Maggie Beer Foundation is to advocate for transformation of the food experience of older people, bringing life-altering change to the wellbeing of the elderly through good food, full of nutrition and flavour.
Maggie and Foundation CEO Lynn James travelled to Canberra, where Maggie was the guest speaker at the launch of ‘Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care’ group, at Parliament House in Canberra.
The Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care group will be a forum for bipartisan discussion on matters relating to the ageing of Australia’s population and the provision of quality aged care services in Australia. The group will have a particular focus on reviewing the benefits of aged care sector reforms, the merits of future reform initiatives and staying abreast of emerging trends and issues facing the aged care sector and an ageing Australia.
Maggie spoke about the work of the MBF and how we are engaging cooks and chefs in ages care to cook flavoursome food, using fresh, healthy ingredients.
Maggie also addressed the National Aged Care Alliance, sharing more about MBF and the work we are currently undertaking. http://www.naca.asn.au/
Our message was really positively received and we are really excited about this opportunity. We will keep you updated with how this progresses over the coming months.