Janice was born in the UK and met her husband Ken in their late teens, it was love at first dance! Together they loved travelling; Bermuda, Spain, Portugal and finally decided to call Australia home in 2003. Together they have one daughter, who lives locally and is a wonderful support for them. Janice started her aged care journey in 2017, not long after moving into their retirement villa in Bowral as Ken fractured his femur and was unable to drive until he recovered. Janice contacted My Aged Care originally seeking some transport, where it was also identified, she also needed some assistance with the heavier household chores that she couldn’t do on her own.
My name is Sarah and I am a CHSP Coordinator for Interchange Australia in Bowral. I am 30 years old and have been at Interchange since 2021. I was initially hired in a Support Worker role where I worked in the community and then last year I made the transition into a reception role in the Bowral office. Shortly after starting at reception, I was offered a position as part of the Aged Care team.
My name is Kerry and I am Interchange Australia’s Registered Nurse. I have only been with Interchange for a short couple of months now but wow what an amazing experience it has been so far.
Celebrating her 100th Birthday and still living life to the full, independent and happy. A home full of family and a house full of flowers. What is Audrey’s secret to such a great and long life? Just simply put; living, keeping busy and surrounding herself with the people that make her happy.
Being a Support Worker for Interchange Australia is such a rewarding job and I am so beyond glad I joined the team, I love it so much. I will be here at Interchange until they say to me “Jennifer you’re turning 90 next week we think you should retire!”
I have always daydreamed about living in the Southern Highlands for many years, and finally made the move from Sydney just over two years ago with my Mum and Charlie (my 12 year old chocolate Labrador). I love the feeling of community and care that people display for one another down here and I also really love the distinct seasons and colours that accompany them.
Here at Interchange Australia we have a wide range of staff, both in our office and out in the field performing all the services for our valued clients and participants. Our office staff consist of a mixture of Aged Care team members and NDIS team members who work on a range of different tasks on their day to day basis.
The Interaction between animals and humans has been proven to increase brain chemicals that decrease blood pressure and initiate relaxation. People with sensory disabilities have been seen communicating more easily with an animal, their experiences with animals encourages them to communicate further in their future interactions with humans. Animal’s assist people with autism and have been used as tools to learn vital communicational and social skills such as empathy and expressing love
Jim and Alice were married in 1956 in London when Alice was travelling and working abroad, Alice a stenographer and Jim was in the air force as an aircraft engine mechanic. Jim was born in England, where Alice was born in Australia. The couple moved to Australia in 1960….
Let’s look after our seniors and give a little back. NSW Seniors week is all about taking care of our seniors, celebrating their life’s contribution to society and helping them navigate their way through the services available to assist them to continue to live independently for many years to come.