Welcome to the Charlie’s Gift Community.
The wellbeing of our aged, especially as they reach their frailer years, has always been important to me.
After working in various community aged settings within NSW Health, it became clear that those who were socially isolated experienced more health difficulties and hardships than those who remained socially engaged and connected to their communities.
When my dad became ill with cancer, I experienced firsthand the benefits of local community support. I was so grateful to those in my father’s community who were there on call when needed, knowing that all of his children and family lived out of area.
I was proud to be my father’s daughter when told by those in his community “how much he enhanced the lives of many locals dependent on others for their life quality and wellbeing”.
That is why Charlie’s Gift was founded because as our aged population grows, so too will the risks of isolation and hardship for our most vulnerable.
With your support, our own aged community, who reside in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions, will not experience the hardships associated with social isolation and loneliness.
Go to our page ‘Get Involved’ page to find out how you can help today.