There was a friendly, vibrant atmosphere around the place last week when MercyCare Chief Executive Officer Anthony Smith visited Harman Park Community Centre.
Anthony attended the monthly roast lunch at the social centre, which MercyCare began operating in July.
Harman Park provides opportunities for seniors and those living with a disability to socialise and connect.
Staff and volunteers run a range of activities for eligible community members and a number of different interest groups and clubs meet at the centre.
“It was wonderful to see that the transition from the City of Belmont to MercyCare has been a smooth one for those visiting the centre,” he said.
MercyCare hired five staff members from the previous service provider to continue their important work.
“Everyone had such kind words for the staff and volunteers and there was a strong sense of appreciation for the activities at the centre that have come to be an important part of their lives,” he said.
The contract to operate the service was awarded in early 2020 and also includes the provision of Community and Home Support services for those in the City of Belmont.