Blacktown Neighbour Aid celebrates 25 years

CatholicCare's BNA program assists clients to remain living in their homes for as long as possible.
Dedicated volunteers provide companionship and assistance with tasks such as shopping and bill paying. Photo: supplied.

Posted on 4 June 2016

Through Blacktown Neighbour Aid (BNA), CatholicCare Social Services provides a volunteer home visitation and support program in the Blacktown area for the frail-aged and their carers.

The main purpose of BNA is to assist clients to remain living in their homes for as long as possible, avoiding premature institutionalisation.

A team of dedicated staff and volunteers provides companionship and direct assistance to individuals with tasks such as shopping, bill paying, assisted transport to medical and other appointments, friendly home visiting and other errands.

The service also facilitates regular client group activities, including hydrotherapy, swimming and walking for those whose
goal is to improve their health and wellbeing.

On 16 June 2016, BNA will be celebrating 25 years of service in the community. BNA Manager Deb Woolacott is organising this
commemoration, which will be held at the Bungarribee Hub in Blacktown.

“Anyone who has been, or is currently involved, with BNA is invited to attend this special anniversary event,” Deb said. “It is our way of thanking all those, including staff, volunteers and clients, who strive to make the lives of others more enjoyable.”

Click here to find out more about Blacktown Neighbour Aid.

For information about becoming a volunteer please send an email to  volunteer@ccss.org.au

Source: Catholic Outlook, Volume 19, May 2016

 

 

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