Vinnies’ garden help for district seniors
A NEW Vinnies’ service will help Roma area seniors keep their gardens spick and span.
The Vinnies Queensland Home and Garden Maintenance and Travel Service will offer a helping hand to senior residents of Roma and surrounding towns, giving citizens their independence by helping them maintain their homes and gardens.
The service not only helps residents to stay in their own home safely and fixes garden issues, it also will also provide travel for shopping and help in attending medical appointments.
The service runs in Roma, Surat, Mitchell, Yuleba, Wallumbilla, Amby, Muckadilla and Injune.
“It’s a unique way for eligible people to keep living where they feel most comfortable for as long as possible, said Vinnies Queensland Commonwealth Home Support co-ordinator for Roma Emma White.
“The service is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people older than 55 years and non-indigenous clients older than 65 years who are assessed and prioritised for the help they receive.”
Ms White said the service saved people the costs associated with staying in their own residences.
AFTER: The Vinnies’ crew work their magic on a Roma garden. INSET: Before.