Australian Story: A History of Twilight Aged Care 1915-2015
by Ron Ringer
About the Book
This book occupies a small space in the story of aged care in Australia. Twilight House was just one of a number of organisations that emerged in the early years of the twentieth century.
From its beginnings in 1912 in Sydney Town Hall, where it was launched by Lady Mayoress, Florence Clarke, to the opening of its first home in Mosman in 1915, the organisation slowly expanded. Established by a small group of Sydney feminists and their supporters, it was never their intention that Twilight House pursue the ambition of becoming a large-scale aged care provider.
Staying true to their intent, Twilight Aged Care grew by small increments so that today it runs just five homes. Each of them has a character of its own, caring for elderly people whose relatives and loved ones appreciate the philosophy of the organisation – personal care and personal relationships in a homely setting cared for by trained professionals and clinicians.
Over the years, Twilight Aged Care has played an important part in the lives of many thousands of people. This book draws on the available archives to explore some of their stories.
About the Author
Ron Ringer is a consulting historian and the published author of numerous institutional histories, educational texts and architecture-related books. His company, Syntax Writing, also consults to academic clients and financial service and government organisations on a range of writing and communications projects. Ron can be contacted at www.syntaxwriting.com.au.
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