“We had a lot of enquiries about the services available in the community and how they can be accessed. A lot of visitors were also interested in finding out who MercyCare is and what we can offer them,” Aged Care Services Business Development Manager Sam Spiro said.
“This was the first year we also had a member of our Disability Services team attend the Day. Disability Services Lead Mark Sisinni spoke to community members about the NDIS services MercyCare offers to many of the attendees who were eligible to access NDIS.”
Free blood pressure checks proved very popular with visitors to the MercyCare stand and over 250 visitors went in the free raffle to win a $250 meal out on us.
Despite the pandemic, strong crowds still turned out for the information day for over 50’s with plenty of fun, dancing and activities on offer.
“Our Community and Home Support team put in a huge effort on the day through their attendance and support and deserve a great big thank you,” Sam said.
Have A Go Day coincided with Seniors Week – a time to acknowledge seniors and show appreciation for their valued contribution to our community.
The Week provides opportunities for older adults to take part in activities and events that are offered in the community and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
During Seniors Week Sam Spiro held events at High Wycombe Library and Beaconsfield libraries on “Navigating the Aged Care System” and was a guest on radio stations Curtin FM, Kalamunda Community Radio and Fremantle Community Radio.
Seniors make an amazing contribution to our MercyCare community:
- To our clients who share their wonderful companionship with our support workers and bring life to our social centres;
- To our residents who bring such joy to our staff at our Residential Aged Care homes;
- To our dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and skills across our organisation;
- To our Mercy Village residents who create such a welcoming community;
- To all the grandparents who enrich the lives of the children at our Early Learning Centres;
- To the unpaid carers in our community;
- To all the seniors in our communities – we salute you!