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To this day Ross Smith has nightmares about fighting the Japanese soldiers who he describes as a “determined enemy who didn’t surrender because they didn’t care whether they lived or died because to die for their Emperor was considered supreme.”
Discover a new skill. Taste a new flavour. Laugh till it hurts. Or just relax and refresh. However you choose…find a new you today. This was our mantra for the 84-day cruise around South America that started 11 January 2017. We visited around 14 countries, explored 28 cities and went on a 4-day excursion and land tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I now have certificates for the “Crossing the Dateline” (twice); “Crossing the Equator”; “Rounding Cape Horn” (twice, the temperature was minus 10 degrees) and one for transiting the Panama Canal. We celebrated crossing the Equator, Australia Day, St Patrick’s Day, Carnival and Chinese New Year. I took close to 10,000 photos on my iPhone, which I am sure I’ll bore you with when I next visit your facility!
If you haven’t already heard, we are delighted to officially announce that the Board has appointed Mr John Laurie as Twilight’s inaugural Patron.
John’s connection to Twilight Aged Care goes beyond his 14-year leadership contribution as Chairman and Director; the Laurie family has been a supporter of the organisation from its very beginnings when John’s mother, Kathleen Laurie was a committed volunteer.
We are very proud of 91-year-old Hunters Hill Village resident, Madeleine Doutreband, who on Australia Day this year became the proud recipient of a Randwick City Council Community Service Award. The award recognised Madeleine’s long-standing commitment to community work within the Randwick area and her dedication to helping others.
On Friday 10 March Twilight Aged Care resident of 10 years, Joan McKimm celebrated her 100th birthday at her Hunters Hill Village home surrounded by family, staff and fellow residents. The Hunters Hill Mayor, Richard Quinn and the Honourable Trent Zimmerman, Member for North Sydney also dropped by to help celebrate this auspicious occasion.