Home away from home rewarded
Lismores Maranoa Hostel and Nursing Home residents Irene Schiebel and Marjorie Page were full of praise last week for the place theyve called home for several years.
As long-time residents of the Baptist Community Services-run nursing home, Irene, 80, and Marjorie, 92, were centre stage at a recent function to celebrate the nursing home gaining a three-year government accreditation, which recognises its high standards in quality of care, accommodation and support.
Irene, who has lived at the home for four years, said it had been absolutely wonderful as she had made new friends, enjoyed a range of activities including day trips and picnics, and learnt many things such as sewing and writing which she never had time for before.
I know more people now than I ever knew living on a farm at Goolmangar all my married life, she said.
The Alstonville Maranoa Nursing Home was also presented with its three-year accreditation certificate at a separate function last week.