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Maggie Beer Foundation

Contact

Name: Annie Ratcliff

Position: Business Support Officer

Email: info@maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

Website: http://www.maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

Address

SAHMRI, North Terrace

Adelaide SA 5000

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Our Mission / Objective

OUR MISSION 


 


 


 


Established in 2014, the Maggie Beer Foundation is guided by the belief that, with help from so many committed people we can bring about life-altering change to the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients. It should be everyone’s right to have good food and I believe that no one group of people need it more. My hope is that every meal can give comfort and pleasure, always something to look forward to.


 


 


 


There is much work to be done but the journey is so exciting. There are those already doing brilliantly looking after the elderly and I wish to find them and reward them with kudos. For those in aged care homes not lucky enough to have leadership that understands the importance; the difference; that good food and the way it is delivered can make, we believe by working closely with those who wish to embrace the principals of the joy that food can bring, we can change lives. Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to influence government policy for the delivery of better services.


 


 


 


 

Projects in Progress

Our Programs


 


 


 





'Creating An Appetite For Life' Education Programs






The vision for Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) is to ensure that all residents in aged care are provided with fresh food with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage and educate chefs/cooks/kitchen hands in the aged care sector. Whilst there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, there are so many others where there is a general acceptance that aged care food budgets cannot be full of flavour and utilise fresh seasonal produce - there is fresh thinking to be had and ideas to be shared.






Maggie Beer is a successful cook and an inspirational leader who can educate and inspire those in the industry, but she can’t do this in isolation, so we need advocates in the field to support the Foundation’s work.






Our Education Programs offer an opportunity for a selected number of chefs and cooks from residential aged care homes to participate in a 2 or 3 day workshop with Maggie and aged care industry experts. These Education Programs are aimed at those who are committed to making a difference in their aged care home kitchens and who can influence those controlling food budgets, supplier relationships, menus and dining room management.






Please visit the website and Register Your Support page to subscribe to the newsletter and be alerted on upcoming workshops.






Wellbeing Gardens Program






In addition to a highly successful ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ Education Program, the Maggie Beer Foundation launched the Wellbeing Gardens Program in 2015. Supported by the John Saville Eastwood Estate, Maggie Beer Foundation awarded a total of 10 grants to aged care homes across Victoria in order to give residents within aged care facilities access to a beautiful, outdoor, living environment. From the nutritional benefit of an edible garden at the back door, to being involved in a flowering garden, everyone feels happier in a beautiful, outdoor environment. Having a space to be proud of, to ‘potter in’ and give a sense of purpose improves people’s health and, for many, gardening enables them to undertake an activity that they have always loved.


Our People

CEO

Lynn James ,

Registration Information

ABN

15 168 279 865

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

OUR MISSION 


 


 


 


Established in 2014, the Maggie Beer Foundation is guided by the belief that, with help from so many committed people we can bring about life-altering change to the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients. It should be everyone’s right to have good food and I believe that no one group of people need it more. My hope is that every meal can give comfort and pleasure, always something to look forward to.


 


 


 


There is much work to be done but the journey is so exciting. There are those already doing brilliantly looking after the elderly and I wish to find them and reward them with kudos. For those in aged care homes not lucky enough to have leadership that understands the importance; the difference; that good food and the way it is delivered can make, we believe by working closely with those who wish to embrace the principals of the joy that food can bring, we can change lives. Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to influence government policy for the delivery of better services.


 


 


 


 

Projects in Progress

Our Programs


 


 


 





'Creating An Appetite For Life' Education Programs






The vision for Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) is to ensure that all residents in aged care are provided with fresh food with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage and educate chefs/cooks/kitchen hands in the aged care sector. Whilst there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, there are so many others where there is a general acceptance that aged care food budgets cannot be full of flavour and utilise fresh seasonal produce - there is fresh thinking to be had and ideas to be shared.






Maggie Beer is a successful cook and an inspirational leader who can educate and inspire those in the industry, but she can’t do this in isolation, so we need advocates in the field to support the Foundation’s work.






Our Education Programs offer an opportunity for a selected number of chefs and cooks from residential aged care homes to participate in a 2 or 3 day workshop with Maggie and aged care industry experts. These Education Programs are aimed at those who are committed to making a difference in their aged care home kitchens and who can influence those controlling food budgets, supplier relationships, menus and dining room management.






Please visit the website and Register Your Support page to subscribe to the newsletter and be alerted on upcoming workshops.






Wellbeing Gardens Program






In addition to a highly successful ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ Education Program, the Maggie Beer Foundation launched the Wellbeing Gardens Program in 2015. Supported by the John Saville Eastwood Estate, Maggie Beer Foundation awarded a total of 10 grants to aged care homes across Victoria in order to give residents within aged care facilities access to a beautiful, outdoor, living environment. From the nutritional benefit of an edible garden at the back door, to being involved in a flowering garden, everyone feels happier in a beautiful, outdoor environment. Having a space to be proud of, to ‘potter in’ and give a sense of purpose improves people’s health and, for many, gardening enables them to undertake an activity that they have always loved.


Our People

CEO

Lynn James ,

Registration Information

ABN

15 168 279 865

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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