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Happy 103rd birthday Bill!

Happy 103rd birthday Bill!

Elizabeth Gardens was host to a spectacular celebration of Bro. William “Bill” Thomas Edwards’ 103rd birthday in September. Bill shared his day with his family, residents, carers and friends from Burwood Uniting Church. A special afternoon tea was organised by lifestyle coordinator Robyn Driver – with a lovely homemade cake and some colourful cupcakes prepared by resident Chef Priscilla O’Brien - to celebrate this special milestone birthday.

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Home Care Schedule of Fees 2018-2019

Home Care Schedule of Fees 2018-2019

Royal Freemasons mission is to support a person’s health and well-being, through innovative, respectful and tailored in-home care solutions. We help people to live independently in the community, offering choice, flexibility and control to maintain their quality of life.

We promote a model of care that is centred around dignity and respect. Drawing on a diverse and experienced team of…

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Sensory Hand Muffs for dementia therapy

Sensory Hand Muffs for dementia therapy

Royal Freemasons sale is fortunate to have two talented residents who are fabulous knitters – Nola Scott and Norma Jackson. This ‘dynamic duo’ started knitting in earnest as soon as Lifestyle Coordinator Pamela Bruder inspired them with the idea of knitted hand muffs for residents in the Memory Support Unit.

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What makes a great Case Manager?

What makes a great Case Manager?

Have you ever wondered what a case manager does or what a typical day for them would entail? why is their role is so important in the lives of our residents? Across our homes and facilities around Melbourne and regional Victoria, we employ a group of special people – Case Managers.

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Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

With a broad cross section of people from different backgrounds who live in our aged care homes, Royal Freemasons is always exploring ways to help them stay connected and enjoy an improved quality of life. We offer creative and entertaining activities that encourage our residents to join in and have some fun.

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Discovering historic, beautiful Queenscliff

Discovering historic, beautiful Queenscliff

Our residents always love getting out and about, so when our mount Martha valley lifestyle coordinator, Angela, arranged a trip to Queenscliff just before Christmas, they jumped at the chance! The group of residents and carers started their day by taking the ferry from Sorrento over Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff. During the cruise, they spotted dolphins and seals.

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Meet you at Ed's Shed

Meet you at Ed's Shed

Ninety-three year old freemason Eddie has his own little, much-loved corner at Coppin Centre, now known as ‘ed’s shed’. His hobby of crafting handmade wooden items like sporting plaques, home décor, and signs is not only great fun for him, residents often drop by to have a chat and see what he is making.

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We love our volunteers!

We love our volunteers!

As an organisation with a focus on community, Royal Freemasons is fortunate to have a large team of volunteers – more than 275 people of all ages, with varying backgrounds from all over Victoria – who generously give their time to volunteer in our facilities. Each year, we celebrate International Volunteers Day on 5th December to show them how much they mean to us.

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