Fernlea House is holding a
Fabulous, Fantastic, Frivolous and Fun, Fundraising UN DEB BALL.
Yes, an Un Deb Ball on 18 May. It
sounds like a lot of fun and is for a very good cause.
I am always
immensely inspired by those who work and volunteer at Fernlea. Their philosophy
of “Living, Laughing and Loving” shows in everything they do, but they
can't do it alone and need to fundraise in order to continue to operate.
House offers Palliative Day Respite for Carers looking after people with Life
limiting Illnesses. This does not just mean cancer but also includes illnesses
such as Parkinsons, Huntingtons, MS, Motor Neurone Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Airways Disease, Diabetes Complications and Liver failure among many others. A
palliative illness is one which will get progressively worse over time and put
limits on your life expectancy. Dementia is becoming more common as a palliative
Fernlea, they aim to improve people’s quality of life during the time their
illness is progressive and help them and their families live and enjoy life to
the fullest possible.
services are provided either in centre in Emerald (& Healesville) or in Carers
home (FERNS). Volunteer complementary therapists offer their services (eg
Reiki), and a Memoirs program is available. Volunteers transport our guests to
and from the Centre either using our bus or in their own cars.
House currently operates in Emerald, and has a day program in Healesville. Its unique
model of care uses palliative trained Nurses supported by trained volunteers
and other professional staff. People love coming to Fernlea for the warmth,
love, care, acceptance and socialisation they receive from everyone, who honour
their choices, and respect them for who they are.
pencil this one in your diary, it will be a lot of fun and for a very good cause.
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