The team at Moran Sylvania recently worked a small miracle for Christmas bride to be Di Solomon.  Di was desperate to have her Dad, Frank Solomon walk her down the aisle on her wedding day on Sunday 23rd December. But was struggling to find a way to make sure that 87-year-old Frank, who lives permanently in aged care in the Hunter Valley could be there.

Moran Aged care were so touched by Di’s plight that we made an exception to our minimum respite stay period and offered Frank respite care for 6 nights at Moran Sylvania.  We found him a room which was very similar in layout to his room at Calvary, Cessnock so that it felt familiar to him.  The team had great fun with Frank, there was lots of laughter getting him ready on the day of the wedding and everyone thought he looked very handsome and youthful in his suit.

Di married fiancé Angelo at a park in the Rocks with a beautiful harbour backdrop followed by a dinner reception at Altitude Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Said Di – “My sister and I both live in the Shire and we were so stressed about how we could manage to get Dad to the wedding – we knew we wouldn’t be able to attend to his care needs ourselves.  Because Dad is in permanent aged care in Cessnock we struggled to get respite care for him locally.   We are so thankful that Moran came to the rescue with a short respite stay.

I am so grateful to everyone at Moran, it was my dream to have Dad at the wedding and without the respite care he would not have been able to walk me down the aisle.  Thank you for making it possible and for making the day extra special for Dad too.”


Moran Aged Care is one of the most experienced aged care providers in the country.  We understand the importance of ageing with dignity and of providing care that focus’ on the special needs of every resident. For more information about the care and services we provide visit www.morangroup.com.au.  Like and follow us on Facebook

For Media enquiries contact Anne Samuel, Marketing Manager 0418 136066 or email anne.samuel@morangroup.com.au

Photographs by Lucy McGoldrick, Translucent Photography

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