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Abound Communities Expands into Home Care
May 22, 2023
ABOUND COMMUNITIES EXPANDS INTO HOME CARE
Abound Communities has a long history of providing care and services to its residents and making an impact on the wider community for 154 years, with a specific focus on elderly Victorians who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness. This ethos is embedded within our values, all of which link to providing a continuum of care for our residents.
With great excitement we can announce that the services that will be available to the residents of Abound Communities, has been extended to Home Care.
On Monday the 15th of May 2023, Home Care was launched at our Braeside Park village in partnership with Wongaburra Society and we have signed our first Home Care Package recipient, Mrs Stephanie Saunders. Stephanie has been a resident and a part of our community since 2010. During that time, she has made a great impact and ongoing contributions, including Elders Rights Advocate and in 2016 was recognised for her work within the wider community as the President of the Casey Multifaith Network. This has since continued with her faith and trust that Abound Communities will provide the services enabling her and the other residents of Braeside Park to remain living independently, and to receive the care that they deserve.
A morning tea to launch the service was held for the Residents of Braeside Park as a part of their weekly “Chat & Chew”. To signify the launch of Home Care, the Home Care team held a red ribbon cutting whilst Stephanie made a small speech in Hebrew and then in English. The speech both wished the team and the organisation the best of luck and thanked the team for their efforts and ongoing dedication to the residents of Braeside Park and the other village residents of Abound Communities.
During her speech, Stephanie provided the Home Care team with a gift, which is a statue of a guardian. She has stated it is to remain in the Home Care office and act as a reminder and symbolism of care and support that she feels the Home Care team are providing her and the residents. It is with great excitement that we can now look forward to providing Home Care to our residents in Braeside Park and our other 3 villages in the months to come.
Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. “When I go to Melbourne and I am heading back to Euroa, I can’t wait to get home to the peacefulness of this place. It is like a sanctuary for me."