Category: Customer stories
Our Customer Joyce recently celebrated her 101st birthday with some quiet festivities. Described by her daughter Zoane as “bright as a button”, Joyce still lives in her family home on the NSW Central Coast and is certainly an inspiration to us all. Zoane recently shared some fond stories of her mother’s life – with Joyce chiming in from the background.
Our Customer Sent has had an amazing life. Born in the Netherlands, he came to Australia at just 19-years-old with nothing more than an empty suitcase and the clothes on his back. With vivid memories of his childhood, time in the war and travelling to Australia, Sent was one of the first Customers we encouraged to create a Life Story Memory Book through our Virtual Connections service.
After a stay in hospital, all our Customer Joan wanted was to return to her beloved home. She had missed the care and friendship provided by her family and team of KinCare Home Care Workers. Joan’s family credits KinCare’s Home Care Workers with lifting their mother’s spirits and supporting her back to good health.
Our Customer Dr Antony Radford has had a colourful medical career. He met Prince Charles and Mother Theresa, held a medical clinic on the Amazon River, taught Burmese students on the run from the militia, worked among refugees on the Thai-Cambodia border, and published two books!
When our food-loving Customer Robert mentioned he had never learnt to cook, his carer Michelle saw an opportunity to prove you’re never too old to learn something new.
A lifelong passion for China – combined with a love of Tai Chi – recently saw KinCare Customer Roberta travel to China for an experience she will never forget.
With 60 years in radio behind him, our Queensland customer Graham has more than a few stories to share about life on air.
Over the years KinCare customer Nelly has made over 400 toys for children in need, and she’s not stopping yet.
Family means everything to our Customer Mary and her husband Jack. Although getting out and about isn’t as easy for the couple these days, since learning to use an iPad, Mary, aged 87, says her family and friends are never far away.
We were thrilled to hear that Sydney-based KinCare customer, Ralph, was awarded the Order of Australia medal recently. We spoke to him to find out all about it.
A chance meeting at a social club has given Victorian KinCare customer, Beryl, a chance to reconnect with a hobby she loves – singing. We chatted to her recently to find out how it happened.
Choosing the right type of care for your loved ones is difficult. Someone who understands that more than most is Christiane.