Residents’ Support Group improving the lives of residents

East Grampians Health Service Residents’ Support Group has had a busy 12 months, contributing more than $18,000 to improve the lives of residents at 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court.

The Auxiliary has purchased a number of items for both aged care facilities, including two televisions for Garden View Court and one television for 70 Lowe street, individual outdoor settings for Garden View Court residents, as well as a flag pole and donations towards a pergola construction, and air diffusers and three outdoor settings for 70 Lowe Street.

Residents’ Support Group president Marlene Goudie said members had worked with managers of both facilities over the past 12 months to purchase several items that benefit the residents in many ways.

“We are excited to see our donations being put to good use and it is wonderful to see residents enjoying things like the outdoor settings which each resident has available outside their rooms at Garden View Court, and outdoor settings for the gardens at 70 Lowe Street, as well as new televisions,” she said.

“Our focus is improving the lives of our residents and we continue to liaise with the aged care facility managers to ensure items donated benefit those living in our facilities.”

East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Nick Bush thanked the Residents’ Support Group for their generous donations.

“The Residents’ Support Group members are tireless workers for the health service and a great support to our 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court residents and staff,” he said.

“Not only do their donations benefit residents, but also their visits and participation in activities, which brighten the lives of all who live in our Ararat aged care facilities.”

The Residents’ Support Group welcomes new members, whether you are interested in fundraising for 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court or visiting residents and helping with activities at the facilities, or both.

Please contact Marlene Goudie on 0419 117 279 if you would like to join or for further information.

Pictured L-R with the new outdoor garden settings at Garden View Court, EGHS Residents’ Support Group members Linda Kerr, Mieke Hunt, Sandra Dickeson, Janette Hawley, Chris Clark, Heather Steedman, president Marlene Goudie and Marg Spong.

Pictured L-R with the new television at Garden View Court, EGHS Residents’ Support Group members Mieke Hunt, Chris Clark, Janette Hawley, Maree Murphy, Heather Steedman and Chris Doak.