“FANTASTIC!” This is how 90 year old Fred from Newcastle described the Mallabula waterfront when his Nova Care mini van stopped for morning tea recently.
He was part of group of twenty or so city residents who were having a day out as part of a Novo Care initiative which assists elderly and incapacitated people.
Nova Care works under the umbrella of the NSW government and is a non-profit organisation.
Coordinator Ken Jury said that such outings gave the client’s social contact, interesting and varied outings and new experiences they would not otherwise have.
“Our day out at Tilligerry was a ‘mystery’ tour. It added a bit of excitement and expectation to their lives.”
“We pick them up from their homes and for just $25 our clients get a sightseeing tour of your town, morning tea at the foreshore and a slap up lunch at Club Lemon Tree!”
“Other popular outings are visits to the movies, trips to historical sites, the vineyards and shows.”
Nova Care provides a broad range of aged care services which can be explained on 1300 363 354. If you google ‘nova care newcastle’ you will get more information.
By Geoff WALKER