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  • 79th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

    Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. The Battle of the Coral Sea was a significant air and naval engagement fought between the Americans, Australians and Japanese on May 4-8, 1942. It was a major turning point in the Pacific War because it effectively stopped the Japanese advance to the […]

  • The Story of Georgette Everingham

    We have many notable residents at RSL LifeCare, and trailblazer Georgette Everingham is one of them! Always community-minded, Georgette started a nursing career in April 1959 at the Lismore Base Hospital and stayed there until 1963. Following her marriage, the following year, she continued as a nurse for a further 30 years. Her extensive knowledge […]

  • Resident artist launches website to promote his work

    We would like to congratulate our resident artist at Patrick Bugden VC Gardens Aged Care, Marek Zayler, on the launch of a website to promote his work. little miracles happen in these places, in our homes” Marek is known for his tireless efforts in encouraging the pursuit of art at the home. Prior to this, […]

  • Alan Buxton, one of our most prominent centenarians

    RSL LifeCare congratulates Alan Buxton, one of our most prominent centenarians, for his outstanding service to the Royal Australian Air Force and his community. Alan Buxton, one of RSL LifeCare’s most prominent centenarians, turned 100 in December 2020. RSL LifeCare congratulates Alan on his service to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and Royal Australian Airforce […]

  • RSL LifeCare congratulates Shirley McLaren OAM on her Australia Day honour for service to veterans and their families, and to the community

    The outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 led to the reformation of the three women’s services, which had been disbanded at the end of World War II. In 1951 Shirley was one of 50 women accepted into the first intake of the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) and moved onto RAAF Base Richmond […]

  • A lifetime of service acknowledged – Shirley McLaren (née Lemon) 

    Eighty-eight-year-old Women’s Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) veteran Shirley McLaren (née Lemon) and resident of RSL ANZAC Village, Narrabeen, has been awarded an Air Force Gold Commendation for superior achievement.   The event was a well-organised surprise for the ex-drill instructor and took place in the DugOut at Narrabeen on Saturday 12 September.   Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Air Force representatives had contacted management and asked that a presentation of the […]

  • Love and Dementia

    We want to say a huge thank you to our resident Bob Cardiff, who has and continues to be a huge advocate of supporting dementia. Bob has thrown himself into supporting the RSL ANZAC Village Community and is the immediate past President of the Montgomery Volunteer Group that has raised and donated more than $500,000 […]

  • A lifetime of friendship at Bimbimbie

    Moira Stewart and Peggy McDonnell are friends spanning 1 century, 8 decades or maybe just 75 years sounds about right. Their story began when working together, at John Sandersons Shipping Lines, Spencer Street Melbourne in the 1940’s. Moira was a PA in the Finance department, Peggy worked in the Cargo department as a stenographer, two […]

  • Lucky Stevens and the D-Day Landings

    Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings at Normandy – a brave move which heralded the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe. To acknowledge the occasion, we remember the story of one of the brave young soldiers involved in the landings – Cliff Stevens. Cliff was a much-loved resident of “The […]

  • Merrisa Wills, getting ready for the National Blind Bowlers’ Tour

    Catching Merrisa Wills for a chat about her upcoming trip to a national sports competition proved a little problematic – she is a very busy lady. But I snatched a quick conversation with her as she was preparing for the National Blind Bowlers’ Tour, an annual tournament being held in Perth from 30 April to […]

  • Emily McNamara’s Story

    Emily McNamara was born 100 years ago on the 5th February 1919. From the age of six she has lived in the Lismore area of Far North NSW where she has been a lifelong contributor to the local community. She has been a volunteer with St Vincent’s de Paul for 42 years, is the longest […]

  • Una Keast’s Story

    As a young nurse keen for adventure, Una Keast signed up to serve as soon as war was declared in 1939. She didn’t have to wait long, sailing with the 2/5th Australian General Hospital (AGH) to the Middle East in 1940. During the course of WWII Una nursed under canvas in the warzones of Greece […]

  • June Smith’s Story

    Born in 1922, June can clearly remember watching the Sydney Harbour Bridge being built from her house in Cremorne Junction. Preferring the fresh air and outdoors to the rigors of the classroom and the drudgery of office work, June signed up with the Volunteer Aid Detachment as soon as war was declared. In 1944 she […]

  • Archdeacon (EM) Anne Ranse OAM’s Story

    In 1969, aged 22 and with only one year of nursing experience under my belt, I went remote area nursing to the mining town of Coober Pedy with the Bush Church Aid Society. My mother was horrified but I knew it was the right thing to do. I was excited by the thought of using […]

  • Narelle Townsend’s Story

    Narelle Townsend has travelled the world for her career, following her passions and interests in architecture and “housing the world”. As one of Australia’s first female architects she learned to ignore any hindrances and to press on regardless. Narelle was the first female architect within the United Nations, where she worked for over 20 years. […]

  • Mavis Wheeler’s Story

    In 1941 Mavis Wheeler was one of only six women hand-picked by the Royal Australian Air Force to test their skills as telegraphists. With more and more men required in the Pacific war zone, the RAAF tested the theory that women might be just as capable as men at the exacting and critical task of […]

  • Pet Therapy – more than just cuddly dogs

    Man’s best friend might be your dog, but in country NSW it might also be your chook, your pony or even your lama! At Thomas Eccles Gardens, Yass, pet therapy visits are taken to a whole new level with visiting miniature ponies that bring the memories of farm life flooding back. Across RSL LifeCare we […]

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