Anglican Care: Thank you to dedicated fundraisers

Anglican Care’s Auxiliary – Hunter, held their Annual General Meeting in February of this year. This dynamic group of wonderful women (and a few good men!) have raised over $400,000 since 1998 to support the residents and consumers of Anglican Care via the provision of equipment and programs. This year they have donated a whopping $25,000 to Anglican Care to fund the recently purchased Lifestyle Resource Van.

The Van is essentially a modern take on a mobile library from which Anglican Care residents and consumers are able to borrow items that will provide them with the additional means to enhance their lifestyles. Unique to the aged care industry, the concept was developed through the continuing need to provide innovative ways to achieve positive social, cognitive, physical, sensory, behavioural and spiritual outcomes to residents and consumers across the organisation. The Lifestyle Resource Van is equipped with items such as; large print reading books and other literature, DVD’s, table and floor games, knitting, music and art therapy items, together with information technology items such as iPads. The wide-ranging nature of resources means that the van is able to assist all manner of aged people and carers, from those with a dementia related illness to those who may be socially isolated. It also has resources to cater for people from different cultural backgrounds via communication cards and links with interpreting/translating services.

We sincerely thank our very special Auxiliary for everything that they do – and also to all of those people that support their many fundraising events throughout the year.