Last week, Eastern Star Foundation Directors visited the Blackall Range Care Group’s social and recreational hub in Nambour to see the impact that their $100,000 grant had made on the elderly living in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
In 2020, the grant was awarded to the organisation by the Eastern Star Foundation to help them remodel and refurbish their 40-year-old Day Respite Centre in Nambour, allowing them to expand the services they were able to offer to the aged in their community.
Eastern Star Foundation Chair, Elizabeth Watt, said it was rewarding to see the impact that the grant was making in a community, where more elderly are choosing to retire.
“We were welcomed with open arms by staff, volunteers and around 40 clients who attended a special morning tea with speeches and a symbolic ribbon cutting to celebrate the refurbished centre and the grant that helped to make it possible,” said Elizabeth.
“It was great to see so many elderly people able to participate in their community and stay connected in this lovely, refurbished community centre where they can socialise over a game of cards, be entertained by local musicians and take part in arts and crafts and many other activities.”
“We are proud to have supported this regional initiative that will help more aged people in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to live well for many years to come.”