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CEO Sam's welcome

Sam Kennerley with Broncos players Adam Blair and James Gavet, and residents Greig, Hazel and Ryan

9 October 2015

CEO Sam’s welcome

Seeing the lives of four young Aussies change, and being part of a team of many who have enabled this change, has been one of my proudest moments at the helm of Youngcare. The housemates at the Wooloowin Share House have a new home and it’s one that has brought together government, our corporate supporters, local neighbours, volunteers and importantly the family and friends of the housemates who know their loved ones have a place they really can call home.

It has been incredibly rewarding for all involved to see the significant positive health and social outcomes for all the housemates in the few short weeks since they have moved in. A special thank you must go to Edwina and the fantastic team of carers from Wesley Mission Brisbane. Without doubt, the progress each housemate is making is evidence of the gains that can be achieved with age-appropriate accommodation and support.

Sam Kennerley with Broncos players Adam Blair and James Gavet, and residents Greig, Hazel and Ryan
Youngcare Wesley Mission Brisbane Sinnamon Park residents Ryan, Hazel and Greig with Brisbane Bronco players James Gavet and Adam Blair and Youngcare CEO Samantha Kennerley.

We are now pressing ahead to bring a new development to life in 2016. Apartments at Albany Creek, Brisbane will incorporate the best practice in design and assistive technology and see a further 8 young people make the transition out of aged care and into age-appropriate accommodation.

Bringing together community, government and corporates has always been an essential part of the Youngcare DNA and we continue with this amazing legacy from our founders as we come to the close of our tenth anniversary year.

All the best,

Sam

PS – Make sure you check out what’s on at Youngcare in the coming months to see how you can get involved – and for those adventurous spirits out there, maybe the Simpson Desert Challenge 2016 is for you!

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