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  Melville Cares’ new ‘Grand Collective’ takes a unique angle to fight the epidemic of social isolation amongst seniors by involving younger generations in the community. In November of 2017, Melville Cares began an initiative called the Grand Collective to provide seniors with an opportunity to interact with younger families in the community on the…(Read More)

With Winter fast approaching and the colder, wetter weather just around the corner, now is the time of year when awareness about slip trip prevention is paramount. Melville Cares supports the ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Initiative through Injury Matters to teach our clients how they can make their homes safer, as well as educating them…(Read More)

Pam and Bev had over 18 years of volunteering between them at Melville Cares, Centre Based Friendship Club. The ladies were supporting the staff with kitchen duties, social support and participating in all activities with the Friendship Club on a Friday.   They will be greatly missed from Friendship Club. They were presented with a…(Read More)

Melville Cares recognised and honoured our Anzacs with an Anzac Day Display at Melville Plaza last week. Thank you to Hawaiian Group and everybody who came to see us and show their support…(Read More)

Melville Cares welcomed the City of Fremantle clients to our friendship club last Monday. A lovely lunch and concert was enjoyed by everyone, and it was wonderful to see so many fresh faces and friendships being formed…(Read More)

A Grand Start to 2018

Last Saturday we kicked off our first Grand Collective meet up for 2018, and it is safe to say it was a great success! We welcomed back some familiar faces from our 2017 program and had the opportunity to bring together many new families and seniors that joined the program this year. Our families and…(Read More)

Yanee commenced volunteering for Melville Cares for the second time in March 2013. She has been visiting residents in local nursing homes and visiting a client in her own home who later transitioned to a nursing home. Yanee was also here as a volunteer in 1992 for a couple of years as a driver and…(Read More)

Gerda was a driver of our van and cars, a member of the volunteer support committee and has also been a visitor to residents in local nursing homes. Gerda completed almost 9,000 trips, and close to 3,500 hours driving during her 14.5 years of service which is equal to a total dollar…(Read More)

A very poochy Christmas

Santa’s Furry Elves

Every year around Christmas time,  Melville Cares’  Volunteer Coordinator, Avril, transform’s her two pooches Sonny and Amber into Elves or Santas to rein in the festive period and spread a smile .This year,  the dogs were dressed up as Christmas elves, sporting adorable red and green jingly collars. Avril visited several nursing homes around…(Read More)

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