“Hello, my name is Shelly Spalding. I have been working as an occupational therapist in for our aged in the community for over 10 years. Charlies Gift Charity Fund is very important to me because I have seen personally the struggle and suffering experienced by many of our aged because of financial constraints, inability to access timely information, delayed home care assistance because of long waiting lists and; depression, anxiety and dependence following injury, illness and subsequent long and isolated hospital stays.
That is why I founded Charlies Gift – because we need our own community Charity if we hope to make a difference to the long term wellbeing of our aged.
I believe that through community connection and by working together, we can truly make a difference to the ongoing wellbeing for our older community”
“I am also Founder of ‘it takes a Village’, which is also a local community initiative to inform you and our aged as to what relevant information, resources, businesses, service and supports are available enable ageing with wellbeing. Have a look and let me know how useful you find it.