AIA Vitality ambassador Ian Jones knows all about the power of community and providing a place for people to come together to talk, socialise, and connect. Eddie’s Meals is a community kitchen which aims to provide more than just meals to the local community, but a place to share stories, laugh and learn about others in a social and supportive environment. Covid restrictions have meant these monthly meet ups have not been able to go ahead as planned, but Ian is looking forward to opening the doors again next month (June).
“At Eddie's Meals, we don't judge anyone who walks through the door. We don't ask why they're there. We welcome them in and share the simple pleasures of good food and conversation. We treat others with respect, and we break bread with them. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time – whether that's a minute or an hour.” – Ian Jones
Facilities like Eddie’s meals – that provide space for people to catch up and connect – will hopefully be a bigger part of our future. After all, it’s clear that coming together can help all of us lead Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.