Thursday, 24 September 2020
Fassifern locals send gifts during Qld Seniors Week

Some lucky seniors have something special coming their way due to the efforts and skills of clients at Carinity Bunderra in Boonah.

In celebration of Queensland Seniors Week, the team at Carinity Bunderra, which supports people living with a disability, put together gift packs for older members of the community.

The gift packs, which include tea and coffee sachets, a packet of biscuits, useful information on local services for seniors, and a special Seniors Week card, have been sent to Carinity Home Care clients.

“The people at Carinity Bunderra were excited about bringing some joy to seniors around the state,” Carinity Bunderra Client Services Coordinator Kerry White says.

Kerry says that Carinity’s disability service clients and home care clients have quite a bit in common,  despite their age difference and varying life circumstances.

“Our community centres provide a social hub where people living with a disability can engage with others, make friends and enjoy a real sense of belonging as part of the broader community,” Kerry says.

“Similarly, older Queenslanders who are receiving care at home from Carinity are also supported to enjoy life, get out and about in their community and access key services, while staying connected to their network of friends.”

Queensland Seniors Week, which runs from August 15 to 23 will pay tribute to the resilience of older residents.

“In these uncertain times, the effects of social isolation can be particularly stressful for people living alone, including older members of the community,” Carinity Home Care Manager Janelle Heyse says.

“Given that many older people have been forced into self-isolation due to Covid-19, it has been vital to guarantee continuity of care for seniors and ensure older Queensland remain connected to their communities.”

• Carinity Bunderra is located beside the Fassifern Community Centre.