Home Instead shares Christmas spirit

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Home Instead is the trusted choice for in-home care and companionship services in Penrith, Blacktown and the Blue Mountains.

Established in 2017, Home Instead is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of local seniors and their families, and they take pride in every aspect of their care to ensure they have access to the best quality care services and support they need to continue living, safely, independently and happily in the comfort of their own home​.

Home Instead has a range of services available to its clients including ability care, personal care, dementia care, respite care, companionship, transport and hospital to home.

Recently, Home Instead Nepean and Blacktown organised two Christmas morning teas for their wonderful clients.

The first morning tea took place at Café Lattetude in Jamisontown, where some 30 clients and their family members were in attendance.

To make it easy for clients to attend the morning tea, Home Instead organised CAREGivers to assist in bringing clients to the event if they were unable to come themselves.

Clients were able to enjoy a nice hot or cold drink along with a slice, cake, or dessert to eat – all provided for by Home Instead.

To keep with the Christmas spirit, clients were also given personally addressed Christmas cards, a Home Instead 2024 Calendar, and a surprise gift.

Home Instead liaised and involved The Ponds School, a special education school to help with the project. They provided the students with DIY Christmas tree decoration kits. The students showed off their creative flare, creating beautiful pieces of art.

Seven students from The Ponds School were in attendance along with Assistant Principal Learning and Wellbeing Niamh, SLSO Mandy and Support Worker Ellie. Each of the students were on hand to present and deliver the decorations to the clients.

“It was lovely to see all the clients having a good time, interacting with one another and sharing their stories,” Home Instead Owner/Director, Jigisha Kariya said.

“The event built some new friendships as clients exchanged their own personal details to keep in touch after.”

A second Christmas morning tea was provided at the Whalan Community Group’s final meeting of 2023.

The morning tea was attended by Home Instead Client Advisor Rosie and two CAREGivers Dawn and Diana.

The event, which was attended by Home Instead clients who are also members of the Whalan Community Group, was “very well received” according to Jigisha.

“Our clients in the community group were given personally addressed Christmas cards, a Home Instead 2024 Calendar, and the decorated Christmas decorations,” she said.

“A great morning was had by all. Yet again, Home Instead Nepean and Blacktown went above and beyond to show ‘To us, it’s personal’.”

For information on Home Instead, call 4722 2256 or visit www.homeinstead.com.au.

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