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Meet our client – Don Orr

Don Orr loves his home and garden at Waverton, and its proximity to the city which seems only a stone’s throw when seen from his place. But lately he’s been feeling a little daunted by the garden, especially since his eyesight declined and he has not been able to keep up with the plants. “I [...]

Meet our client – Linda Chen

Learning a new language in her mid-sixties and ongoing study in her seventies did not daunt Linda Chen, who spoke Mandarin and Shangainese when she migrated to Australia from Shanghai  in 1995 with her husband, Yong li Su. Her grasp of English began when a visitor, arranged through SCS’ Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), began fortnightly visits (CVS [...]

Meet our client – James Russell

It’s another busy week for James Russell who works Mondays and Thursdays for Jigsaw, a document management service which pays award rates to people with the ability to digitise archives.  Today, James makes time to chat between data entry work and drama in the afternoon. Then, in the evening, it’s his favourite event, Social Club [...]

Meet our client: Joan Rafferty

Joan Rafferty, who is 102 years young, knows some of the secrets to a long and happy life: “It’s the stairs – I don’t know whether to commend them or condemn them!” she quips. She still enjoys living in the sunny Lane Cove apartment which has been home for 46 years. “I’ve been independent all [...]

Alma’s Story

After four fast games of shuffleboard, Alma Lonnon is ready for a break. “It’s great fun,” she says of the tournament that’s on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. When she moved to Lane Cove 14 years ago, much of Alma’s time was enjoyably taken up with grandchildren after school. But time flies [...]

Alan’s Story

Alan Small is in his early 60’s. He is a very independent person with a keen sense of humour and he can be a bit cheeky at times. Alan is visually impaired.  Alan has four siblings, two brothers who live either side of him, a sister whom he visited recently in Perth (all by himself [...]

Danielle’s Story: Brain Tumour Survivor

Danielle is a wonderful 40 year old who started attending our DisAbility Program in 2013. She was educated at Loretto Ladies College and completed her HSC. She then studied Science & Education at Macquarie University. Half way through the course she deferred to try something different. She started working in the city at an Accountancy [...]

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