Community spirit makes goal reality
THE addition of a lounge and sunroom to the Eidsvold Multipurpose Health Centre is a goal achieved thanks to the combined efforts of DONs, Community Advisory Network members and a sizable donation from the Burnett Masonic Lodge.
The rooms are furnished with large photographs of familiar locations around Eidsvold.
In his Welcome to Country long-term resident Oscar Chapman spoke of raising his 10 children at Eidsvold and all members of the community working together.
Jan and John Mossman brought the need to the attention of the Burnett Masonic Lodge, which donated funds from the sale of their building to benefit aged care residents.
This money was used to furnish the rooms and enables residents to enjoy their twilight years in familiar surroundings.
Dot Hamilton OAM spoke of its purpose – to display the names of all residents, past and present. ■ For more photos, turn to page 8 or visit the online gallery at southburnetttimes.com.au.
RESIDENTS HONOURED: The names of all residents of Eidsvold Multipurpose Health Centre’s aged care unit are listed on a siltstone rock in the centre’s garden. Dot Hamilton OAM cut the ribbon at the weekend, with (from left) John Mossman, Rt Wor Bro John Menzies, Mayor Don Waugh and Bruce Tye.