Anglican Care held a special luncheon to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hunter Anglican Care Auxiliary on Monday September 4 at Awaba House, Booragul.
The luncheon honoured the Anglican Care Auxiliary members, a dynamic group of people have worked tirelessly to raise funds to enhance the lives and wellbeing of Anglican Care’s residents and consumers.
The event was also attended by Lake Macquarie Mayor, Ms Kay Fraser, who talked about the value of volunteers in our community. Anglican Care Chairman, John Kilpatrick, and CEO, Colin Osborne, also joined in the celebrations.
The highlight of the celebration was three Presidents of past and present reminiscing together, current President Beryl Brownlow, former Presidents Audrey Clark and Pat Korsman.
The Anglican Care Auxiliary was established in 1957 and is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who have had various levels of involvement with Anglican Care over the past 60 years. The aim of the Auxiliary is to raise funds for Anglican Care and further enhance the lives and wellbeing of residents and consumers.
The Auxiliary work tirelessly every year on special events and functions that raise funds to go back into the Anglican Care community that help provide all those little extras that contribute to the quality of the lives of residents and clients. Over the 60 years, the Auxiliary has raised in excess of $500,000 dollars.
Their most recent initiatives includes the implementation of the industry recognised ‘Rene’ Lifestyle Resources Van, a modern take on a mobile library that gives residents and consumers the opportunity to borrow books, games and puzzles. The Auxiliary has also funded the soon to be announced DART program (Directed Action Response Team). This project is currently being piloted at McIntosh Court and is an individualised program to improve the quality of life of our residents with dementia and their carers via the use of lifestyle related non-pharmacological interventions.