AVIVO

Mandurah Coastal Times - - THE NEXT STEP -

AS an Avivo cus­tomer, 88-year-old Angela Mar­gio has had sup­port for a num­ber of years, along with her son John.

“The team were so help­ful for me and John and when he went into hospi­tal, my ser­vice co-or­di­na­tor Ch­eryl Nardi was al­ways check­ing in to see how I was and if there was any­thing Avivo could do for me,” Angela said.

Since John’s pass­ing last year, Angela now has sup­port each morn­ing to help with get­ting up and ready for the day.

“I have a won­der­ful team of sup­port work­ers and one has been with me for about 10 years now,” she said.

“All the girls are great; I have a beau­ti­ful team and I never feel like just one of the mob.”

Angela wants to re­main in her home, vis­ited by her friends and fam­ily and sur­rounded by the things that are im­por­tant to her.

“I’ve lived here for about 50 years now and my home has so many won­der­ful mem­o­ries and hav­ing Avivo means that I can con­tinue to live here,” she said.

“With John gone, I haven’t been want­ing to do much but the girls are sup­port­ing me to get out a bit.

“I went to In­naloo Shop­ping Cen­tre a few weeks ago and it was great to have my sup­port worker with me to help me find my way around and also find my way out!”

Angela said with Avivo, no prob­lem is too small or too big.

“Ch­eryl and the team al­ways make me feel wanted – they are all ap­proach­able and I never feel like I can’t call them,” she said.

“I want to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank them very much. Avivo is mar­vel­lous and has been with me ev­ery step of the way.”

For more, visit www.avivo.org.au.

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