• Inspirational Les faces a tough diagnosis

    A diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is one of the most devastating blows a person can face.  However Les Waldron has not let it change his positive outlook on life. MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling...

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  • Spotlight on carers in Hume

    One of the most difficult parts of caring is knowing when to let go. Wangaratta resident Lyn Kahlefeldt (pictured) was a full-time carer for her husband Henry “Harry” for five years before the challenges of the role simply became too much. Harry, who...

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  • A taste for change in aged care

    A former high-flying executive chef is using his extensive experience within the food industry to help enrich the lives of residents in aged care.  Sri Lankan-born Sanath Wanniarachchi (pictured above) held coveted positions in some of the world’s most...

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  • Geoff celebrates a century

    Surprises are a little harder to come by when you’re 100 years old.  But Geoff Noonan’s family managed to astonish their father on his milestone birthday – reuniting him with three nieces. Geoffrey ‘John’ Noonan was born in Ballarat on February 7, 1916. ...

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  • Biggest and best Fun Day yet

    Community spirit and excitement filled the air as around 1,500 people gathered at Albert Park Lake to celebrate social inclusion. It was a day free of worry, pre-planning and stress for people of all abilities at the Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH)...

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