In the spirit of celebrating International Women’s Day this month we thought we would put the spotlight on three inspirational ladies from our residential care community at Moran Kellyville.
Fun and bubbly, Rita Wright, 75 originally from Northern Ireland, was a former housekeeper who lived with her husband in Campsie where they brought up their daughter Louise. After her husband passed away Rita spent two years living on her own then decided to relocate to Moran Kellyville for some extra care and support.
When we were talking about the women who influenced our lives Rita told us that her mum gave her a piece of advice that she has lived by. Her advice was “to always take care of yourself”. Rita says that’s why she chose to move to Moran Kellyville. “I know I can live better here with all of my friends, the food and my exercise program”.
Rita’s daughter Louise commented that ‘‘Mum lives with dementia and is sometimes a little forgetful of daily tasks and needs extra support to make sure she eats well and can socialise”. Mum has settled into a lovely little community at Moran Kellyville, she’s getting plenty of support and it’s great to be enjoying our relationship as mother and daughter again.
Colourful, Joyce O’Brien, 72 is a former dairy and sheep farmer and cook, with a passion for fashion. She loves being Mum to daughters Elizabeth and Pamela and Nanny to her 7 beautiful grandchildren. Originally from Glenwood, Joyce tells us that she credits her Dad for supporting her to marry her husband Alan. “My husband was a wonderful man, always encouraging me to be sociable and to keep up my interests. After he passed away, I became lonely, my daughters visited often but it’s not the same. Moving from my home to Moran Kellyville was a massive but good decision – I don’t feel alone anymore”.
Said Joyce’s daughter Elizabeth, “I feel like mum has started a new chapter of her life, she’s having a great time at Moran Kellyville, she keeps busy with the activities, exercise sessions and loves the homecooked food and new friendships. It’s great for us too, she’s close by, we can drop in whenever we want, and we know she’s happy and well cared for.
There’s no one quite like Kiana Gohar, just ask the residents, family members and team at Moran Kellyville. Kiana is of Russian/Persian decent, she’s smart, caring and has a passion for making our residents the focus of everything she does.
Most residents and families meet Relationship Partner, Kiana when they first contact Moran Kellyville. She’s the person who supports them with their questions, concerns and all the practical matters associated with their transition into aged care. Kiana has a background in social work, aged care, home care and community services.
Kiana’s grandmother gave her some advice when she was a teenager which she has never forgotten. The advice was ‘do what you love, and it will never feel like work’. Kiana loves people and she has a passion for the arts. Recently, for some fun she’s been working with Joyce, Rita and some of our other residents to make framed flower gardens. “I showed the ladies my most recent creative idea and they loved it. Word quickly spread and now everyone wants to make one”.
If you are wondering whether Residential Care is right for you or your loved one. Call Kiana on 02 9881 4212. You can have an informal chat, take a tour and meet the team. www.morangroup.com.au