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Sunday Dinner Planner

Last revised: May 5, 2015

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  1. July 31, 2015 at 6:08 am | Posted by Lisa Taylor

    I've been checking on an older friend since his mom passed away in 1996. In the past 5 years I've started having lunch with him daily. 7 days a week. I love preparing a full course meal. Recently my husband switched jobs and goes in earlier. This gives me the luxury of having breakfast with my friend as well. I'm the only interaction he has with the world. He means the world to me. Love his smile and the time we spend together. The dad I never had. I'm so lucky!


  2. July 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm | Posted by Judy Jagodzinski

    I'd like to see some recipes, please. I am a senior lady, residing in an assisted living room, with a 24/7 caregiver, who's very good at 'doing for me' and she cooks things the way I want. I contribute by sitting at the table, in my wheelchair and I chop up veggies, and/or meats for whatever may be needed, for a specific meal. Keeps me out of trouble!


    • July 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Posted by Cat Koehler

      We have several recipes for you, Judy! Here is a link to see them: I'm glad to hear you are keeping out of trouble!


  3. July 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Posted by Faith Whitehead

    I pledge to have another family meal during the week! We already do a Sunday meal, everyone comes Homeand we all have a great time!


  4. July 19, 2015 at 10:09 pm | Posted by Jean Gilbert

    As a senior who is blessed with a son and family who invites her for Sunday dinner every week, I want those who can do the inviting to know how much it means. It is a very special way to show your love and a gift that is greater than any other.


  5. July 14, 2015 at 10:50 am | Posted by Dawn

    I love the fact that I work for a company that is donating money to meals on wheels, to assist others in receiving a hot,nutritious meal. Many elderly eat unhealthy because they don't have any energy to cook. I know many that this program has helped, with a nutritious meal.


  6. July 14, 2015 at 10:38 am | Posted by Dawn

    We go and make dinner once a week for my mother-in-law, because the other 6 days she eats frozen pre-made dinners. She loves the company and the hot, freshly prepared food. She is tired and doesn't have the energy to cook a good meal.


  7. July 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Posted by Patti Bunston

    Just a thought - are the donations that come from the Sunday Dinner Pledge by Canadians, using Canadian franchises of Home Instead, going to the Meals on Wheels programs in Canada?


  8. July 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Posted by Patti Bunston

    It is Sunday evening around 5:00 p.m. I call my husband, children, and grandchildren to come to the dinner table. What a wonderful way to come together after the hustle and bustle of the week. Electronics are not allowed at our table. Grace is offered. Something (or should I say someone) very important is missing. It is my 90 year old Mum who lives a 2 hour drive from my home. I miss her and my grandchildren really don't know her all that well - that is sad. Lucky for me, I get to spend a whole week every month living with my Mum. I cook some homemade meals while I am there that we enjoy together. Sunday night we always have a special meal together, and Mum's CAREGiver from Home Instead shares our table every evening bringing her meal. This is a captive moment in the day where I can share my undivided attention with my Mum and we can talk about current events or go reminiscing in the past. My Mum is feeling better these days and can assist in some of the preparation of meals and/or meal planning. When I am not able to be with Mum, the wonderful CAREGivers prepare her a tasty meal and sit with her for dinner time and share their meals together. Then I go back home to teach my family the importance of Sunday Dinners Together!


    • July 13, 2015 at 9:15 am | Posted by Cat Koehler

      This is wonderful, Patti! We are so glad that your mother's CAREGiver can be a part of the tradition.


  9. July 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm | Posted by Susan

    We have my mother in law up each and every evening to share the evening meal with the family. It is our chance to include her into the family and to also assure that she has an additional well balanced meal. There is no sense in her eating alone when we would be eating anyways. What is one more person to feed?


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