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Residents Take Time to Remember

on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

More than 100 years since the end of World War I, Braemar Presbyterian Care’s Cooinda aged care home will commemorate the ANZAC heroes and other ex-servicemen and women in its midst, ahead of ANZAC Day on Thursday April 25.

Daughters Remember Their Hero Fathers

on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Two inspiring older women whose fathers served in WWI and WWII have spent years dedicating their lives to ensure their loved ones’ legacies are remembered. As Anzac Day approaches, VMCH Berwick aged care resident Betty Whiteside (pictured) proudly displays a book she spent three years compiling. It includes more than 200 letters her father, Thomas Clair Whiteside, wrote home to his family during WWI. 

D-Day Veteran Commemorates ANZAC Day

on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ANZAC Day is a day of great significance for all Australians but for World War II veteran, 95-year-old Sandy Concannon, it’s also a day of quiet reflection. The Mercy Place Rice Village resident was a pilot with the Australian Air Force. Through the conflict, he made 35 flights over enemy territory to protect the lives of many and safeguard the freedom of on-going generations. 

The Sound of Music to Fill the Air at Mont Clare on International Jazz Day

on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mercy Place Mont Clare resident Ross Nicholson’s love of music started at a young age when he was taken down to North Cottesloe Beach by his parents on Sunday mornings, where jazz was played in the open air over the beach broadcasting system.

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